Today, I sat with my new calling, in primary.
I am actually thrilled to be in primary. I will miss my Family History calling, and miss Relief Society, but I really love teaching the gospel to little children.
That being said, I really wanted to hear today’s lesson. It was from the talk given by Quentin L. Cook, “Hope ya know, we had a hard time.” So, tonight I spent some time reading the talk. I loved it when he gave it, but reading through it helps me realize the tender message our Heavenly Father wants us to hear.
I am always amazed, when I see what other people go through, at the strength that seems to emulate from within. People really struggle. Have hard times.
Heaven knows that in my little happily-padded world, I have had difficulty, but nothing like what I see others go through.
I want to make things better for them. Take the sickness away. Take the pain away. Take the heartache away. In this talk, Harold B Lee is quoted as saying,
“Sometimes the things that are best for us and the things that bring eternal rewards seem at the moment to be the most bitter, and the things forbidden are ofttimes the things which seem to be the more desirable”
But the greater miracle to me, the one that I will never forget, was how the Lord carried me. Oh, it was SO hard. One of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with. Probably harder than actually losing my mom. But, He made me able to bear it. He gave me strength.
We are taught in this talk that is no grief, no pain, no sickness so great that the Atonement of Christ and the love of Christ cannot heal. I believe that with all my heart.
Jesus Christ can heal us. He can take away our grief. And while we suffer in the moment, He lends us His strength and comfort. He knows us. He loves us. And knowing that is what helps me get through another day. We ARE safe in HIS loving arms.