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September 24, 2023

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KAndersonAugust 13, 2022

I am in the middle of my sixth miscarriage, preparing to deliver my lost angel this week. I knew when I saw the email from Meridian that there would be something in there for me, and there was your article. Thank you for sharing your story and for your beautiful insight about reacting in trials.

Terry MontagueAugust 12, 2022

Thanks, Brother Goddard. That was a great message for anyone at any time in our lives.

Laurel DraperAugust 12, 2022

Wonderful perspectives. I ALWAYS enjoy Bro. Goddard's articles. This is another insightful gem to remember and keep in my heart as I face adversity and the many challenges of life. Thanks also for the reminder about the books written! I think I will go avail myself of one of them right now. Thank you, Bro. Goddard for sharing your wisdom and love of His Gospel.

DrewAugust 12, 2022

Thank you for your very insightful article, Wallace. My heart was touched as I read it, and I feel more able to continue on the path before me.

PamelaAugust 12, 2022

That was so uplifting and insightful! Thank you!!

PamAugust 12, 2022

I always enjoy your articles Brother Goddard and I especially enjoyed this one. I too, read and watched while preparing to teach to 12-15 year olds. Especially challenging to make it applicable to their lives. Thank you for your insights! Ofttimes, we can feel alone in our trials- or not handling them well enough or I wouldn't feel this way but the human experience of fallen earth life is, well, very "human." I'll work on trusting more. Thank you so very much.

Becca HowardAugust 12, 2022

I also teach Sunday School. Our general consensus was that none of us has experienced anything close to the trials of Job. I reflect on challenges I have had, and how they were made sweeter because I chose to walk hand-in-hand with the Lord. My pain and anxiety were not immediately removed, nor were my problems solved swiftly. I look back now with gratitude for those things that helped me grow stronger and helped me grow closer to my Heavenly Father. My heart breaks for those who turn from the Lord during times of duress, then find that their problems and pain seem to increase rather than diminish. Now, when I try to recall very difficult experiences, I am blessed to hardly remember the heartbreak and pain, but I do recall how the Lord walked me through every step.

MaryannAugust 12, 2022

Thank you so much for your enlightening comments, especially emphasizing turning to Christ for comfort and trusting him. He has helped me so much in my own struggles and I am so grateful. Sometimes I wonder if we focus too much on our trials and not enough on the comfort we can receive from the Savior, our families, and also our ward family. It is good to know we are NOT The Church of Adversity--we are the Church of Jesus Christ.

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