Adversity See also Chasten, Chastening; Endure; Persecute, Persecution; Tempt, Temptation Through adversity—trials, troubles, and distress—man can have many experiences that lead to spiritual growth and eternal progress by turning to the Lord. God himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations, 1 Sam. 10:19. They cried unto the Lord in their trouble, Ps. 107:6, 13, 19, 28. Though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, yet shall not thy teachers be removed, Isa. 30:20–21. It must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things, 2 Ne. 2:11. If they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet, D&C 29:39. Thine adversity shall be but a small moment, D&C 121:7–8. All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good, D&C 122:5–8. They taste the bitter, that they may know to prize the good, Moses 6:55.