Given time, the Lord can extract the most good out of the most unfortunate of circumstances. Our love of God is more than matched by his love for us. That is why he will not allow negatives to remain negative. He will find a way to change the dynamics of our trials and turn them to blessings.
Perhaps we place too much emphasis on our present sufferings because we do not fully realize the promise of future rewards or the Lord’s ability to add the vertical line that makes our present negative into a godly positive.
“Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along….The riches of eternity are yours” (D&C 73:17-18).
Let us continue to pray for the removal of our thorns, but if our prayer seems unheeded, may we hear the whisper of the Lord, “Peace, child. I am at work.”
What the Scriptures Teach us about Adversity - S. Michael Wilcox