Sister Bates loved music; she played the piano and the organ. She also enjoyed reading. But she became blind in both eyes.
Sister Bates decided she couldn’t give up reading, so she learned to read Braille. She kept practicing the piano and learned to play by touch. She also came up with a way to teach beginning piano students even though she was blind.
Sister Bates didn’t let her trials stop her. She could have stopped doing the things that she loved, but instead, she found a way to work with her trial, instead of against it.
Heavenly Father’s plan for us was to be tested and tried as part of our time on earth. When we learn from our trials, we become more like Heavenly Father. We grow strong, and become better people.
Here are a few things we can do to help us when we have trials:
First, we can pray for strength. Heavenly Father loves us, and wants to help us. He will give us strength if we ask for it.
Second, we should not feel sorry for ourselves. That doesn’t help us. That just makes us feel worse.
Third, we should look at our trials as a test to make us better. We should look for the things we can learn from our trials, and look for ways to make ourselves better.
Forth, we should remember our blessings, and think about what we do have. Heavenly Father has blessed us with many things, and we need to remember them, and be thankful for them every day.
And last, we should do everything we can to fix our problems. We will have to work and do our part to make things right. Working through our trials isn’t easy, but we will be better people because of it.
When we take our trials and learn from them, it will help us when we have more trials in the future. We should remember how we overcame them, and remember the lessons we learned from them.
I know that Heavenly Father loves us, and gives us trials to learn from, and to grow from.
I say these things in the name of Jesus christ, AMEN.