The trials of this life will ultimately lead to joy if we patiently trust in God’s plan and discover how to use adversity to grow stronger. We have learn that the way we respond to trials can have a great effect on whether we become roadblock in our life or expressways to learning growth. When we anguish over difficulties the experiences only serve to weigh us down. But remember that these trials are part of the great plan of happiness, help us to see them as opportunities to grow and learn. As children of a loving God we accepted our Fathers plan to obtain a physical body against earthly experience and qualify to return to His presence and enjoyed eternal life, here on earth there is a lot of joy but there are also times of trials, misfortune and grief.
Bishop Jordan believes that the common misunderstanding among members of the church is that if we strive with all our might to live the commandments, nothing bad happen to us. We may believe if we are married in the temple, our marriage will automatically be heaven on earth, if we live the word of wisdom we will never get sick. But the truth is that bad things happen to the best people. Much suffering comes as direct result of our sins. When we use our agency to disregard the commandments of God, we allow Satan’s plan of misery rather than God’s plan of happiness.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: But God
faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will the temptation also make a way escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)