Sunshine and Sorrow
Many times the pathway of life takes a cruel path for us. It is at these times that we ask ourselves, "Shall I falter or shall I finish?"
Of course, the answer is to continue on in good and in bad times because we are promised that The Lord is with us in the best of times and the worst of times.
In addition, the Lord says that He will not fail us, nor forsake us! It is comforting, to say the least, that only the Lord knows the depths of our sorrows. He invites us to come to Him and He will make our burdens light.
It is true that sadness and sorrow are universal, as is joy and hope. Some have struggled in times of challenge, but have been steadfast in their faith because the gospel was the focus of their life. All our brothers and sisters of other faiths and creeds unite with us in making God, our Eternal Father, the anchor of their lives.
In times of both sunshine and sorrow, let us then have faith in God, our Creator, the anchor of our lives!
President Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
LDS General Conference Sunday Morning Session October 6, 2013
With some reflections by Christine Masters!