Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finding Hope

Life is not always easy. We all go through trials in our lives. But we don't have to get through them alone. When Christ suffered for us in the Garden of Gethsemane, He experienced everything we would ever have to go through., "pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind." (Alma 7:11-12) He can help us through our struggles, because He's been there before. It's always been comforting to me to know that there is someone who truly does understand. We can cast our burdens upon Him, and He will make them light. (Psalms 55:22) That doesn't mean that all of our troubles will just go away, but we will be given peace and strength to get through them. He will comfort us, just as He did with the people of Alma in the Book of Mormon when they relied on Him. (Mosiah 24:11-16) They were good people who were put in bondage. But they continued to pray and excercise their faith. The Lord didn't take their problems away all at once, but eased their burdens. They "submitted cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord" and that's when they were set free. If we trust in the Lord and believe He is there for us, we can overcome any obsticle in our path. There is hope in this life, and that hope comes from Christ.

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