It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.” James E. Our imperative need is to be found doing our duty.” Gordon B.
We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.” Elder Joseph B. Faust “For the faithful, our finest hours are sometimes during or just following our darkest hours.” Neal A. Hinckley “It is difficult to press forward if we do not know how to obey.” Gordon B.
Ashton “Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. Joy comes through creation—sorrow through destruction. Every living thing can grow; use the world wisely to realize soul growth. Maxwell “Let us remember: trials are an evidence of a Father’s love.” H.
It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for something good to happen. Burke Peterson “There is divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day.
Maxwell “God is weaving his tapestry according to his own grand design. Hinckley “Pride is the great stumbling block of Zion…Pride is ugly; it says if you succeed I am a failure…Pride is basically competitive in nature.
When competition ends, pride ends.” Ezra Taft Benson “Pride is competition—competition between God and Man.” Ezra Taft Benson “The scriptures testify that the proud are easily offended and hold grudges. Keep the commandments D&C “I’m not ashamed to say that I want to be good.
And I’ve found in my life that it has been critically important to establish this intention between me and the Lord so that I knew that HE knew which way I committed my agency. Maxwell “God is weaving His tapestry according to his own grand design. Ashton “It was meant to be that life would be a challenge.
I went before Him and said, ‘I’m not neutral, and you can do with me what you want. I don’t care what you do with me and you don’t have to take anything from me because I give it to you—everything. All I am.’ And THAT has made all the difference.” Elder Boyd K. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.
Packer “Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved. What you think about when you do not have to think about shows what you really are. Do your best this hour, and you will do better the next. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them.
Eyring “There is a big difference between an honest mistake made in a moment of spiritual weakness and a willfull decision to disobey persistently the commandments of God.
Those who deliberately choose to violate God’s commandments or ignore the standards of the Church, even when promising themselves and others that someday they will be strong enough to repent, are stepping into a dangerously slippery slope upon which many have lost their spiritual footing.” M.