It is one thing to endure a difficulty and another to endure it well. In this episode, we discuss the difference between these two ways of living.
In July’s message from the First Presidency, First Counselor Henry B. Eyring describes what God taught Joseph Smith when he was imprisoned in Liberty Jail. In response to Joseph’s cries for relief for him, his companions, and their families, God comforted him with these words:
“My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes” (D&C 121:7-8).
President Eyring suggests three things to do that will help us endure well, no matter what we’re facing. First, remember to pray always. Second, strive continuously to keep the commandments—whatever the opposition, the temptation, or the tumult around us. Third, serve the Lord. Read his full message here.
What are you trying to endure well right now? How have these things helped you? Leave a comment below to join the conversation.