After experiencing more than a year of COVID-19 and the trials that come with it, we may feel lost or abandoned by God. But if we look to Christ, we can see God’s hand in our lives.
The past year of COVID-19 was hard. Many people were forced to close their businesses, let go from their jobs, or asked to quarantine. Depression, loneliness, fear, and doubt ran rampant across the world.
Many people had it worse than I did—I’m just a poor college student who didn’t have much to lose in the first place—but, being quarantined in my apartment, I grew depressed, lonely, and angry. “Why is this happening?” I asked God.
By turning to Christ, I was able to see how God had been helping me. In a talk called “God Among Us,” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf explains that God and Jesus Christ love us and are doing their best to help us out. All we need to do is turn to them and take Christ’s outstretched hand.
Elder Uchtdorf goes on to testify that God is among us. God has never left us and will never leave us. If we are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or frustrated, we can turn to Christ. If we need answers, we can turn to Christ. Elder Uchtdorf says, “To you, my dear brothers and sisters, my dear friends, and to all who are searching for answers, truth, and happiness, I do offer the same counsel: keep searching with faith and patience.”
When we take the time to learn about Christ and come closer to him, we will be able to see more of God’s hand in our lives. And as we look back, we will see that he has been helping us all along.
Read Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s full talk “God Among Us” to learn more about God’s love for us, his children.
Source: General Conference
—Aidan Hill, Latter-day Saint Insights
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