GCBC Week 20: All Things Work Together for Good

General Conference Book Club, Week 20:

“All Things Work Together for Good” by Elder James B. Martino of the Seventy

When we are in the midst of challenges, it is difficult to see the purpose in our struggles.  We sometimes fear that the trial is bigger than our ability to bear it.  Even Joseph Smith, in a dark time during his imprisonment, cried out to the Lord, “O God, where art thou?” (D&C 121:1), to which he received this reassurance:  “… Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.”

In this conference talk, Elder Martino testifies:

“Our trials come in many forms, but each will allow us to become more like the Savior as we learn to recognize the good that comes from each experience. As we understand this doctrine, we gain greater assurance of our Father’s love. We may never know in this life why we face what we do, but we can feel confident that we can grow from the experience.”

What insights do you gain about facing trials as you study this talk?

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3 thoughts on “GCBC Week 20: All Things Work Together for Good

  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting me at my place for the Family Proclamation party! This General Conference book club looks like something I’d love to participate in…What a great idea!!! Now I’ve got to start catching up…

  2. I remember that talk–such a good one. Putting our life in the hands of the Lord and knowing (really knowing) that He knows what’s best for us is never easy, but it is certainly necessary. I love the Proverbs 3:5 scripture–“Trust in the Lord with ALL thine heart.” I always remind myself it’s not part of my heart, but all of my heart.

  3. For me, it speaks so much of our Heavenly Father’s love for us, and makes me ponder on The Great Plan of Happiness. I feel loved even and especially in contemplating my trials in this mortal life.

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