Alma 36:3 Whosoever Shall Put Their Trust in God

3 And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.
(Alma 36:3)
Note that Alma does not say, “Whosoever shall put their trust in the Lord shall have no trials, troubles, or afflictions.”  That is not the promise.  We have been sent to earth to be tested, and the test doesn’t disappear when we begin to exercise our faith.  That would be like saying, “Whosoever shall begin a strength training program shall no longer have access to any weights.”  What is the value in that?   
Instead, Alma provides the assurance that we will be supported in our trials.  We should therefore not be surprised nor discouraged when trials come.  We can have confidence when they do that we will be guided, comforted, and strengthened to be able to endure them well and experience the associated growth.
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