What an opportunity to be a pioneer!
Sure! When the church was first restored and Brother Joseph was organizing the saints, he went through quite a bit as well.
- Brethren tobacco spit (inspired D&C 89)
- False prophecies (D&C 28)
- An attempt to poison the congregation using sacramental wine "not of their own make"! (Don't get any ideas!)
As I was looking for more sections of the D&C to mention as inspiration for the confusion that existed in the early church, I read the section heading for D&C 9. As I was reading the section again, verses 12, 13 & 14 stood out to me for this thread:
12 For, do you not behold that I have given unto my servant Joseph sufficient strength, whereby it is made up? And neither of you have I condemned.
13 Do this thing which I have commanded you, and you shall prosper. Be faithful, and yield to no temptation.
14 Stand fast in the work wherewith I have called you, and a hair of your head shall not be lost, and you shall be lifted up at the last day. Amen.
Well, there's some inspiring words that helped me. I hope they helped you.