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Logo LDSWith increasing frequency, LDS leaders have given talks intended to strengthen listeners in the midst of difficult or challenging times. Frequently, they make the observation that we are living in the "perilous times" of which Paul spoke. (2 Tim. 3: 1.) In such times, we can learn to trust God, and draw on a deep and powerful strength within ourselves. The insights from these talks can help.

Favorite Articles: 

Jeffrey R Holland

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence," Ensign, March 2000.  An impassioned, powerful talk, first delivered at BYU on 3 March 1999 in the  Marriott Center.  Other links to this talk:  Transcript of the original BYU talk; Video of the full talk.  (One of the most important talks ever given on dealing with adversity.) 

Neal A Maxwell

Neal A. Maxwell, “Endure It Well,” Ensign, May 1990.   ("True enduring represents not merely the passage of time, but the passage of the soul—and not merely from A to B, but sometimes all the way from A to Z. To endure in faith and do God’s will therefore involves much more than putting up with a circumstance."

Dallin H Oaks

Dallin H. Oaks, “He Heals the Heavy Laden,” Ensign, November 2006. "The healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ—whether it removes our burdens or strengthens us to endure and live with them like the Apostle Paul—is available for every affliction in mortality."

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