Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

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For Times of Trouble | Jeffrey R. Holland, Mar 1980
May 29 • 43 min
Jeffrey R. Holland teaches that trouble will come, but discouragement doesn’t have to. If we work now to prepare ourselves through patient and faithful discipleship, we will get through. Support the show.
However Long and Hard the Road | Jeffrey R. and Patricia T. Holland, Jan 1983
May 22 • 38 min
Jeffrey R. and Patricia T. Holland share that whether in education, in war, in marriage, or in building God’s kingdom, we must be willing to endure with perseverance until we can claim sweet victory. Support the show.
Tenacity | David F. Evans, Nov 2014
May 15 • 26 min
David F. Evans shares that tenacity is persistence, perseverance, and determination. Be tenacious in all good things and be tenacious when trials come. Support the show.
“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” | D. Todd Christofferson, Jan 2011
May 8 • 33 min
D. Todd Christofferson expresses that God will give us our daily “bread,” whether a physical or spiritual need, as we make daily choices to seek Him, work through problems, and serve others. Support the show.
An Anchor to the Souls of Men | Howard W. Hunter, Feb 1993
Apr 22 • 29 min
Howard W. Hunter shares that as followers of Jesus Christ, we have every reason to rejoice with hope despite the despair and discouragement that surrounds us. Support the show.
“Are You All the Way In?” | Carolyn Billings, Oct 2017
Apr 10 • 21 min
Carolyn Billings shares how she has learned to trust in the Lord’s wisdom and love, even - or especially - when the raging tempests of life are overwhelming. Support the show.
“In the Strength of the Lord” | David A. Bednar, Oct 2001
Apr 3 • 32 min
David A. Bednar teaches that Christ’s Atonement does more than cleanse us from sin. His grace is also an enabling power to become better and serve more faithfully. Support the show.
Meekly Placing Our Total Trust in God | Terence M. Vinson, Feb 2020
Feb 28 • 26 min
As we encounter challenges in life, yoking ourselves with and meekly placing our total trust in God will allow us to reap the rewards of a faithful life.
Strength in Adversity | Harold G. Hilliam, Jun 1996
Feb 21 • 28 min
As you pass through the trials of this life, remember that the Lord is eagerly standing by and waiting to provide you with strength in your adversities.
Pray Not for Light Burdens but for Strong Backs | Ardeth G. Kapp, Apr 2004
Feb 14 • 24 min
In times of trial and tribulation, the Lord will always be with us to strengthen our backs and lighten our loads. Suffering makes us stronger. Support the show.
“Remember Lot’s Wife”: Faith is for the Future | Jeffrey R. Holland, Jan 2009
Feb 7 • 32 min
The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We remember the blessings and the lessons, but then we look with faith toward the future. Support the show.
A Miracle in the Making: Finding the Meaning in Adversity | Ramona Hopkins, Sep 2011
Jan 31 • 25 min
Adversity will come into each of our lives, but we can overcome trials by relying on the Lord. Support the show.
But for a Small Moment | Neal A. Maxwell, Sep 1974
Jan 24 • 43 min
Because God loves us, He will deliver to each of us customized challenges that will last “but for a small moment” to help us grow and progress. Support the show.
Lessons from the Potter and the Clay | Camille Fronk, Mar 1995
Jan 17 • 31 min
If we allow ourselves to be molded by His loving hands, Heavenly Father will be our Potter. He can make more of us than we can dream. Support the show.
Thy Will Be Done | Yoshihiko Kikuchi, Feb 1984
Jan 10 • 44 min
May we also cultivate that faith to say to our Heavenly Father, “Thy will be done.” We will not blame anybody, we will not blame our birthright, we will not blame the situations we face. May we really cultivate that power to say to our Heavenly Father, “O…
Knowing When to Persevere and When to Change Direction | Janet G. Lee, Jan 1992
Jan 3 • 12 min
When the plan we have in mind doesn’t seem to be working out, God will tell us when to persevere and when to change direction. He has a plan for us. Support the show.
Hope As an Anchor of Our Souls | Alan R. Harker, Jun 2016
Dec 27, 2019 • 29 min
Alan R. Harker speaks about the power of hope as an anchor for our souls, especially in the times of our greatest suffering. Support the show.
Lessons from Liberty Jail | Jeffrey R. Holland, Sep 2008
Dec 20, 2019 • 44 min
What lessons does Joseph Smith’s experience in Liberty Jail teach us about God’s love? How can our trials be both a prison and a temple? Support the show.
“For When I Am Weak, Then Am I Strong” | Gérald Caussé, Dec 2013
Dec 13, 2019 • 28 min
Gérald Caussé teaches that as you build on strengths and weaknesses, make sure to recognize limitations, remain faithful to covenants, and trust the Lord. Support the show.
Strengthened by the Hand of the Lord | Rosemary Thackeray, Feb 2010
Dec 6, 2019 • 28 min
Rosemary Thackeray teaches that as we are strengthened by the hand of the Lord we will find the strength we need to make it through each and every one of our trials. Support the show.
The Prince of Peace: “Peace I Give unto You” | Robert D. Hales, Jun 1986
Nov 29, 2019 • 40 min
When tragedy strikes, turn to God in faith—and to the people He has placed in your life. Through trust, service, and love, you will find lasting peace.
Carry On! | Janet B. Bradford, Aug 2011
Nov 22, 2019 • 28 min
Brigham Young University librarian Janet B. Bradford discusses how we can learn to carry on amidst challenges and adversity. Support the show.
Find Beauty in the Storm | Rex E. and Janet G. Lee, Jan 1990
Nov 15, 2019 • 43 min
President and Sister Lee share how cancer taught them to find beauty in the storm. Together, they learned to endure trials with prayer and love. Support the show.
God Did Not Put Us Here to Fail | Jon M. Huntsman Sr., Nov 2009
Nov 8, 2019 • 27 min
Jon M. Huntsman Sr. speaks of the need to be optimistic and of how following the gospel of Jesus Christ will lead us to happiness.
The Faith to Do His Will | Beth Luthy, Jun 2018
Nov 1, 2019 • 25 min
Though it is not always easy, God expects us to trust in Him. Beth Luthy shares how having the faith to do His will caused miracles to happen in her life. Support the show.
Becoming and Overcoming | Carol Wilkinson, Mar 2009
Oct 25, 2019 • 28 min
Carol Wilkinson teaches listeners how to overcome the adversities of life as she shares personal experiences from her own life.
His Burden Is Light | Sterling C. Hilton, Oct 2015
Oct 18, 2019 • 26 min
If we submit to God’s will, our afflictions will refine us and will expand our capacity to receive and carry more light and truth and love.
The Power of Deliverance | Henry B. Eyring, Jan 2008
Oct 11, 2019 • 26 min
Elder Eyring teaches that God has the power to offer us deliverance through the hardest of trials, including comfort in grief, strength in fierce opposition, and escape from sin.
“Thy Troubles to Bless” | Jeffrey S. McClellan, Jul 2018
Oct 4, 2019 • 33 min
Jeffrey S. McClellan teaches that when adversity challenges your faith, remember that you can trust God, “thy troubles to bless.” In His hands, trials can change us and teach us of His love.
Adversity | Dallin H. Oaks, Jan 1995
Sep 2, 2019 • 35 min
Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches that our response to adversity shapes our character. Trials are temporary, but the blessings we can receive from them are permanent.
Suffering Tribulation in the Redeemer’s Name | Gene R. Cook, Feb 2005
Sep 2, 2019 • 28 min
Elder Gene R. Cook teaches that although suffering tribulation is a necessary part of life, it does not lessen God’s love for us. In fact, trials are an opportunity to grow and learn.
Waiting upon the Lord: The Antidote to Uncertainty | Erin Kramer Holmes, Apr 2017
Sep 2, 2019 • 32 min
Erin Holmes shares an antidote to uncertainty, which we all experience painfully at some point. We need to learn what “waiting upon the Lord” really means.