These are thoughts that help me stay close to the Lord:
Staying close to the Lord will not change our thoughts & feelings about a trial, & our trial may never go away…In fact, once u get a handle on things, your trial may even grow! But by staying close to the Lord, you will be strengthened, & “bouyed” up, so u can press forward & endure to the end.
The atonement was not just for sin. Through the atonement, Christ understands our every pain, whether physical or emotional. I have no idea how in 1 night, Christ felt how I feel almost 12 years after my stroke, but He did! So whenever I feel like no one can possibly understand how I feel, I think of that, & it strengthens me.
Always remember that u were prepared in the pre-existence for any trial that u must face, & if it gets too hard, tell Him! Your problems won’t disappear, but u will be made stronger, & it will last only a little while!
If u ever feel like NOT praying, NOT reading your scriptures, NOT attending church, etc., then u probably need to!
When faced with a trial, it is easy to question the Lord & ask,”Why me?” But instead, remember that it is through these trials that we learn to rely on the Lord & become who we want to be! When u have a good workout, it isn’t pleasant, & your muscles get sore. It is just as painful to stretch our “spiritual muscles,. but necessary to grow spiritually! Staying close to the Lord gives us strength & direction on our journey.