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Richard G. Scott on Adversity and Trials

"Sometimes you may feel to complain to the Lord about a challenge that has come into your life through no fault of your own. Jacob taught: 'Seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that he counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all his works' (Jacob 4:10).

"God knows what is best for us. Although we may not understand why we experience some things now, in His timetable we will know and be grateful.

"He has promised to help us with our burdens: 'I will . . . ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, . . . that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions' (Mosiah 24:14)."

Richard G. Scott, "He Lives," Ensign, Nov. 1999, 88