Every one of us experiences trials. But when we trust in Christ, we can find hope that things will get better.
Trials are a part of the mortal journey. Our trials may be different, but we all face them. Some struggle with illness or death of loved ones; others deal with financial burdens or wayward family members. Whatever our burdens may be, if we have faith in Christ, we can know that we’ll receive promised blessings.
In Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s October 1999 general conference address “An High Priest of Good Things to Come,” he bears powerful testimony of Jesus Christ by promising the faithful that “there is help and happiness ahead.” When the trials of life beat upon us, a testimony of Christ will give us the strength to endure.
Jesus Christ performed the Atonement, suffering for our sins, trials, and heartaches. He loves us and is aware of the difficult circumstances we face. He is the “light of the world” (John 8:12), and he is the light at the end of the tunnel. As we face the storms of life, Christ is with us. We are never alone. He has promised an end to our hardships. Faith in Christ gives us hope for a better future.
With love and conviction, Elder Holland encourages us, “Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it….You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.” Whether some blessings come sooner, later, or in heaven, Elder Holland promises that “for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.”
—Shelby Olsen, Mormon Insights
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Find more insights
Watch this video depicting the personal anecdote that Elder Holland recounts in “An High Priest of Good Things to Come.”
Learn more about overcoming trials by reading this Mormon Insights article, which highlights Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk “Continue in Patience.”
Enjoy President Thomas S. Monson’s talk “Finding Joy in the Journey,” which teaches us to “relish life as we live it.”
Follow Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin’s advice in “Come What May and Love It” to learn how to be happy in spite of adversity.