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.
OMGOSH JENNY, I CAN’T TELL U HOW PERFECT UR MESSAGE IS 4 ME 2 HEAR RT NOW!! THANK U SO MUCH! AT THE RISK OF REPEATING MYSELF, I WILL TELL U AGAIN HOW AMAZING U R. AND HOW MUCH U HELP OTHERS THRU UR UNDERSTANDING & EXPERIENCE IN TRIALS. U R DOING RT HERE WHAT UR TRIAL HAS GIVEN U!! IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT UR DOING BY SAYING THESE THINGS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT UR SAYING! I HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE – JUST KNOW THAT I’M SO GLAD THAT U CHOSE 2 STAY, FIGHT AND GROW FROM THIS HUGE TRIAL U WERE GIVEN BCUZ SELFISHLY UR STRENGTH & WISDOM GAINED HELPS ME. I AM STRUGGLING RT NOW IN SOME WAYS LIKE I NEVER HAVE B4 AND UR BEAUTIFUL WORDS & TESTIMONY GIVE ME HOPE. THANK U SO MUCH, MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND