If you have felt “weary in well-doing” (Doctrine and Covenants 64:33), hear the words of the prophet and find peace in Christ.
As I approach the end of my last semester in college, my most prominent feeling is usually tiredness. I’m tired in my 8 a.m. lectures, I’m tired when I’m sparring in my self-defense class, and I’m tired when I go to the temple. In fact, if you were to see me in the temple, I might actually be asleep. It’s not that I don’t love the temple (I do!), I’m just tired.
In President Russell M. Nelson’s talk “Overcome the World and Find Rest,” he discusses the many ways the world can wear us down. Issues span the spectrum from weakness to wickedness and include every possible trial or complication that could exist in between. It’s no wonder that so many Saints are tired. Fortunately, President Nelson proposes a solution. His unsurprising message invites us to center our lives on Jesus Christ and cling to the covenants we have made.
If putting in the kind of work necessary to build a relationship with Jesus Christ and make covenants with Him seems overwhelming, you aren’t alone. Increasing our spiritual capacity takes time and effort, but the prophet has promised it will be worth it. He says, “As we strive to live the higher laws of Jesus Christ, our hearts and our very natures begin to change. The Savior lifts us above the pull of this fallen world by blessing us with greater charity, humility, generosity, kindness, self-discipline, peace, and rest.”
I hope that your efforts to love and serve God help you feel the peace that you need. In a world filled with turmoil, remember the reassuring words of Jesus Christ himself: “I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you,”(John 14:18) and “I will give you rest,” (Matthew 11:28).
Read and watch President Russell M. Nelson’s talk “Overcome the World and Find Rest” for more insights on finding peace in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
—Sierra Smart, Latter-day Saint Insights
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