Friday, September 25, 2015

Afflictions are they a good thing?

 One would think that using the word affliction and good in the same sentence would be an oxymoron. Is it? I am interesting in hearing your opinion.

Many prophets in the scriptures where highly favored in the eyes of God yet they still faced many afflictions. They were also tested with afflictions. Nephi, Job, Abinadi to name a few. Trials are a part of life and with trails comes afflictions. Our faith in Jesus Christ provides us the power and the strength to endure our afflictions.

If we have a good attitude we will see our afflictions as an opportunity for growth, to exercise our faith and to endure it well. Afflictions humble us and reminds us of the Lord's blessings.

"thine adversity and thine affliction shall be but a small moment;
     and then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt the on high." D and C121:7-8

 BUT, if we have a bad attitude our affliction is just an affliction to bring us down and  give power to Satan to discourage us and loose faith.

The choice is yours!!