Elder Rafael E. Pino gave a talk at the Saturday afternoon session of conference entitled “Faith in Adversity.” Don’t you think it’s interesting that so many talks at the last conference focused on adversity? I wonder if there is an increase in adversity? Or a decrease in our resolve to resist it? Or a general misunderstanding of the purpose of adversity? Or a lot more on the way? Or all of the above?
Whatever the case, I’m sure it’s no accident that the Lord chose to speak to His people quite extensively about adversity. As I skimmed this talk, this is the phrase (where he quotes President Hunter) that stood out to me as a testimony of my need for patience and an eternal perspective:
“If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong.”
Only one talk left. And then we get the blessing of starting again.