Stronger Challenges, Stronger Individuals
Difficulties allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives, to become better than we were. Only the Lord Himself knows the depths of our trials. He alone offers us eternal peace in times of adversity. The poet Douglas Malloch expressed it this way in his poem entitled "Good Timber."
Good timber does not grow with ease,
The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
The further the sky, the greater length.
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.
President Thomas S. Monson "I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee" October 2013 LDS General Conference