There are some trials that you just can’t shake—no matter how much you’ve healed, they’ll be with you for the rest of your life. And that’s okay.
One day you wake up and your whole life is different. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one. Maybe you’ve suffered from an accident, an illness, or a chronic condition that has made it impossible to continue living the way you used to. Or maybe the change is more insidious, and you have an inner voice that shakes the very foundation of your world with its cunning lies. Suddenly you are laden with heavy burdens—overwhelming emotions, a body that refuses to do what it should, a lying mind, and the loss of an essential part of your world. Can you overcome such immense hurdles, the trials you will carry forever?
In “The Trials We Carry with Us,” Elisha Ransom explains that we will face “passing phases of our lives and trials that accompany them,” but our biggest struggles, the ones that permanently alter our worlds, “will probably be with us until the end,” and that’s okay. She states that we must carry “those burdens and live with them instead of wishing that one day they will go away.” We can take comfort that Heavenly Father will help us carry them and bring us peace when we are distressed.
As Paul chose to “take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake” (2 Corinthians 12:10), we also chose to live as imperfect people in an imperfect world, where our weaknesses make us strong. Only by embracing our forever trials can we heal from them.
Read more about how to carry your forever trials in Elisha Ransom’s ChurchofJesusChrist.org blog post, “The Trials We Carry with Us.”
Source: ChurchofJesusChrist.org Blog
—Shaelyn Topolovec, Latter-day Saint Insights
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