No matter our struggles and the challenges we are facing at this moment, Elder Robert D. Hales recently shared two messages that will provide hope and an eternal perspective. On Facebook, he wrote:
"We will be tested, often to our limit. Yet all of us know and are assured that we will never be tested more than that which we can endure. And the greatest blessings will be based on how well we endure our tests.
"I testify that whatever challenges or hardships we have, they are provided for a reason—so that we can become and accomplish what we were sent to the earth to be and to do."
In a later post, Elder Hales elaborated on this same theme, explaining one of the reasons behind the hardships in our lives:
"I testify that the life Heavenly Father has in store for each of us is more glorious than anything we can imagine or arrange for ourselves, but it won’t come without challenges, and it won’t come about all at once. His way is always to prepare us line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. And that always happens on His timetable.
"In our fast-paced world, we are sometimes impatient for His plan to unfold. Popular culture tells us, 'Get a life.' My advice to all of us is, 'Get an eternal life.' By making right choices today, tomorrow, and for the rest of our time on earth, that eternal goal means the most to us."