In a video posted by Mormon Newsroom, Elder Gary E. Stevenson shares the two results that come from comparing ourselves with others: discouragement or pride. Nothing good comes from comparing our trials or blessings with others.
Elder Stevenson then shares the way we can overcome discouragement and even despair that results from trials:
"There will be sometimes adversity and trials that will come to us that will seem like they are almost too hard to bear. But then He says, 'Nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along.'"
This video is one in a powerful video series released by the Mormon Channel in which Church leaders speak directly to members who feel ostracized and like they do not belong in the Church.
Their overall message: You are loved. You are needed. And Church members should extend their love, empathy, and support to others, regardless of perceived differences.