Gaining Perspective

God can help us expand our perspective and understand how sorrow and pain can be of benefit to our character growth. Hard experiences often prepare us to do great things. We may not see that in the moment, but if we understand this truth, continue to persevere, with time that perspective will come.

God's Hand
Those who leave everything in God’s hands will eventually see God’s hand in everything

Our Unique Burdens
Don’t assume that happiness is the absence of a load. The uniques burdens in each of our lives help us rely on the merits, mercy and grace of Holy Messiah
David A. Bednar

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A woman paralyzed from the waist down doesn’t let her adversity stop her. With the Lord’s help she thrived and is still excelling in spite of it. “It is often in the trial of adversity that we learn those most critical lessons that form our character and shape our destiny.” – Dieter F Utchdorf

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Perspective and attitude matter

I have learned through my own trials that perspective and attitude DO affect the outcome. As strange as this sounds, trials are a blessing IF you choose to see them as one.


Question & Answer

How do I gain a greater perspective?