Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lonely... I am so lonely...

There are many times that, while here on Earth, we feel alone. We feel like the trials we are facing are too much, and there is no way that we can get through it. "... I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." Not only does the Lord have a way for us to get through those trials that are placed in our lives, but he will also never leave us alone.

"We will never be left alone or unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are." There are many times where I have felt alone, even in a crowd of people that I knew extremely well. I didn't know who to go to, or what to do. I felt so utterly and completely alone that I just didn't want to do the things I loved, or be with those that cared about me. But I know now that I am never alone. "... because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so." We don't HAVE to be alone. And we never are. The Lord not only went through the atonement alone so that we don't have to, but "his solitary journey brought great company for our little version of the path... [Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost], angels in heaven, family members... prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these... have been given as companions for our mortal journey." Our Father in Heaven has made sure that we are looked after, that we are never alone. But, we may still feel that way.

When we still feel utterly alone, even with the abundant number of people at our side, we must turn our trust and faith to Christ. "He understands your suffering because he has experienced it himself." If there is ONE person who can even remotely understand how you feel, it is Jesus Christ. He knows every pain, every sickness, every trial, every struggle that we have gone through, do go through, and will go through. Not only does he WANT to help us, but he is the only one who will truly know HOW to help us.

We need to put our faith in the Lord. We need to show him that we know he has a plan for us that is even greater than anything we can imagine, and we need to know that the plan is for our benefit, not our detriment. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." When we show the Lord that we are ready for his help, and that we are placing our whole selves in his hands, because there is nothing else we can do without his help, he will show us the way to go.

I don't know what else to say, except that I know it's all true, with every fiber of my being. And you just need to know that as well.


1 comment:

Alexandra said...

Thank you, Symone.