Woman walking alone in nature

We Do Not Walk Alone

When it feels like we are left alone to face our trials, we can be assured that the Savior will always walk with us.

I switched my college major four times because I didn’t feel a passion for anything. Each time I switched majors, I felt that I was getting left behind. Everyone who had started college with me graduated, and I couldn’t help but feel discouraged.

"[God] knows you and knows what you need. His arms are ready to encircle you and carry you during your difficult times." —Estela Marquez


In September 2020, I found comfort in a talk given by Sister Estela Marquez at Brigham Young University. Her devotional, “Enduring and Trusting to the End,” reminded me that even if others seem to pass me by, I have one person who will always walk at my pace: the Savior. In her address, Sister Marquez says, “You are not alone in your journey…. He knows you and knows what you need. His arms are ready to encircle you and carry you ­during your difficult times.”

I felt the load on my shoulders lift and received a gentle reminder that I was not alone. From then on, I learned to recognize the Lord’s comfort during my trials as I turned to him. Although the Lord did not take away my trials, I felt the blessings promised by Isaiah that “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). It took patience, time, and faith in the Lord, but eventually I felt the Lord guide me to my current major that I love and feel passionate about.

Whatever struggle currently ails you—whether it’s mental, physical, emotional, or financial—you can receive comfort and support from the Savior as he walks with you.

Learn more about how you can withstand your own personal trials in Sister Estela Marquezs talk “Enduring and Trusting to the End.”

Source: BYU Speeches 

—Camila Roldan, Latter-day Saint Insights


Find more insights

Read about how the Savior walks with us in Amanda Buxton’s article “We Are Never Alone: God Knows Us and Loves Us.”

Discover how the Lord can guide us when we make mistakes in Sam Niven’s article “Our Guiding Mistakes.”

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