Everyone will face a time in their lives where they must go through their own personal Gethsemane. Times where no one else can help us get through t
Everyone will face a time in their lives where they must go through their own personal Gethsemane. Times where no one else can help us get through the inevitable challenges that try both our bodies and spirits. Times where the easiest choice to make would be to give up.
Remember that just like our Heavenly Father was keenly aware of the massive burden Christ was about to bear, He is just as aware of the challenges we are to face in this life. Don’t mistake suffering with neglect or heartache with apathy. There is nothing our Heavenly Father wants to do more than to succor His children whom He dearly loves and to which He spends the entirety of His existence to.
As Elder Holland and President Uchtdorf so eloquently stated:
“Considering the incomprehensible cost of the Crucifixion and Atonement, I promise you He is not going to turn His back on us now. When He says to the poor in spirit, ‘Come unto me,’ He means He knows the way out and He knows the way up. He knows it because He has walked it. He knows the way because He is the way.” – Elder Holland
“My dear brothers and sisters, there will be days and nights when you feel overwhelmed, when your hearts are heavy and your heads hang down. Then, please remember, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, is the Head of this Church. It is His gospel. He wants you to succeed. He gave His life for just this purpose. He is the Son of the living God.” – President Uchtdorf
Just as Christ knew that His Father would be there for Him and that eventually the glorious Sunday morning would come to overcome any of the sorrows and pains felt just a few days earlier, we too will experience our own personal Sundays where everything comes full circle. We just need to be patient enough to allow God the opportunity to justify our faith in Him.