Objective: To learn how to see trials and adversity as opportunities for growth.
When Joseph Smith was imprisoned in Liberty Jail in 1839 he pleaded with the Lord on behalf of the members of the Church, who were suffering intense persecution in Missouri. This came as part of the Lord's reply to the prophet:
"And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." D&C 122:7
Watch the videos below. How can we respond positively to adversity? (Feel free to comment below)