Joseph Smith Jr. Quotes (Author of The Book of Mormon)
What the Scriptures Say about Happiness
God, our Heavenly Father, wants all people to be happy. You can find advice and promises about how to find lasting happiness as you read scripture verses like these. But what does trusting in the Lord mean? In the simplest terms, trusting in the Lord means that when life gets rough you continue to have faith that your trials will make you stronger and that God will help you through them. More importantly, if you keep a positive attitude and perspective, these trials can bring you closer to God.
Posted by patriciajones Nov 16, Reflections on the Book of Mormon 0. Each morning we make decisions: what to have for breakfast, which activities to go to, and how to respond to what happens to us. Each day our decisions can lead to our happiness or to our misery. Another side of this is choosing how we respond to uncontrollable events. I believe the second element is more connected to our happiness. When we are burdened with trials in this life, we face the decision of allowing ourselves to become miserable, or choosing to view the trials as a growing opportunity.
We all want to be happy. We often long for the cheerfulness, peace, and satisfaction we see in our family members and friends whose lives seem to be filled with happiness. Everyone has felt a void of happiness in their life at one time or another. Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni knew that, and those who put it together put in messages for you. The Lord told Nephi to take those who would go with him and flee into the wilderness.