quotes tagged with 'affliction'
Author: John Doe, Source: Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions - MEDITATION XVII
No man hath afflicion enough, that is not matured and ripened by it, and made fit for God by that affliction. If a man carry treasure in bullion or in a wedge of gold, and have none coined into current moneys, his treasure will not defray him as he travels. Tribulation is treasure in the nature of it, but it is not current money in the use of it, except we get nearer and nearer our home, heaven, by it Another may be sick too, and sick to death, and this affliction may lie in his bowels, as gold in a mine, and be of no use to him; but this bell that tells me of his affliction, digs out, and applies that gold to me: if by this consideration of another's danger, I take mine own into contemplation, and so secure myself, by making my recourse to my God, who is our only security.
"Tribulation, afflictions, and trials will constantly be with us in our sojourn here in this segment of eternity, just as the Savior said, "In the world ye shall have tribulation." (John 16:33.) Therefore, the great challenge in this earthly life is not to determine how to escape the afflictions and problems, but rather to carefully prepare ourselves to meet them."Author: Angel Abrea, Source: "Patience in Affliction", Ensign, May 1992, 25
Many times we donít comprehend the meaning of the ordinances of the temple in their fulness until after we have known affliction or passed through experiences that could have been extremely sad without the knowledge of the plan of salvation.Author: Elder Octaviano Tenorio , Source: The Power of Godliness Is Manifested in the Temples of God. Oc...
If a man stands and opposes the world of sin, he may expect to have all wicked and corrupt spirits arrayed against him. But it will be a little season, and all these afflictions will be turned away from us, inasmuch as we are faithful, and are not overcome by these evils. By seeing the blessings of the endowment rolling on, and the kingdom increasing and spreading from sea to sea, we shall rejoice that we were not overcome by these foolish things.Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: Nauvoo Female Relief Society meeting on August 31, 1842
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.Author: Anonymous, Source: Unknown