Saturday, January 8, 2011

No pain or trial is wasted...

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time.  It's helped me through a lot of hard times.  One of my brothers reminded me of it recently so I decided to post it so that all may benefit thereby.

“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God… and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulations, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.”

Orson F. Whitney, in Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1972), 98.


  1. I love that quote; it will find a place on my fridge. It always helps to have thoughts like this when going through struggles. I enjoy following your blog.
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  2. I love this...
    In my quest to find a positive LDS single mom blog, I came across "Single Parenting -- LDS Perspective" and was disappointed to see you are no longer writing there. So I followed you here and I am enjoying your simple writings. Thank you for your positive insights!


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