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Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.

For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.Remember this, which I tell you before, that you may lay it to heart, and receive that which is to follow. (D&C 58:3-5.)

In 1986, after 20 years of marriage, I separated from my husband, which, after two years, resulted in divorce.

Not having worked since the birth of my first child, I did not know how I would make it financially. I was more than a little concerned.

I was 45 years old, and the only marketable skill I had was typing. I found myself on my knees many times during the day and night, asking for guidance in all my decisions and for strength to get me through the days. I came to look forward to those times of communication with my Father. I felt the Spirit of my Heavenly Father guiding me every step of the way.

Within a month I received a job with a financial planning company, where I received much training. Then I received one of the choicest blessings of all; I became secretary to the president of the Dallas Texas Temple.

These special scriptures have sustained me in my most difficult times. I know my Father in Heaven loves, supports, and guides me in all I do. And that "after much tribulation come the blessings."