“Because of His infinite and eternal sacrifice (see Alma 34:14), [the Savior] has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy. He can reach out, touch, succor, heal, and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do relying only upon our own power. …
“The unique burdens in each of our lives help us to rely upon the merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah (see 2 Nephi 2:8). I testify and promise the Savior will help us to bear up our burdens with ease (see Mosiah 24:15).”
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease,” Ensign,May 2014, 90.
Learning from Trials
While it is important to pray for strength and help in trials, it is also important to pray to learn from trials. You can pray for “eyes to see, and ears to hear” (Deuteronomy 29:4) the Lord’s tender mercies and grace in your life (see Ether 6:12).
Mom everything’s going good! The church is true, this new elder is difficult but it will be good, it’s only for a month. Dang it’s gonna be hard but, the lord is so merciful it’s so awesome. Im just trying to find people to teach, and get to church. But I’M just gonna keep it short. Pearl is good. Other than that everything is going good! I know this is what i am to be doing, This is Christ’s church, the book of mormon is the word of god and the prophet Joseph Smith is the prophet who restored the church to the earth. Hallelujah what a blessing! Love Elder B. Corbin