Friday, 17 May 2013

Lifting Burdens

Sometimes in our lives we are burdened and can feel like there is no relief in the world. But Jesus Christ tells us "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) Christ also promises in the Book of Mormon that "I will ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs..." (Mosiah 24:14)

When we turn our lives to Christ, we will see a significant change in the way that we can handle our burdens. Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in a talk given in 2002 "I know that you can escape the controlling influence of the evil one, and the repressive chains that bind your life. That relief will require you to accept a solution that is likely foreign to your current personal experience. It will require you to exercise faith in a Father in Heaven who loves you. While you may not understand why now, you must trust that the Savior has given His life so that you can make the required changes in your life, changes that will bring peace and the illusive success that always seem beyond your reach. Believe that you can overcome the depressing environment in which you live by trusting that there is a better way. You must seek the help of others who understand and live that better way, even though you cannot see it now. This will require you to learn and obey the teachings of the Lord. Once you have fully committed yourself to that change, you will find that it is not as difficult as it now may seem."
Let us not carry around unneeded burdens in an already difficult world that is full of sorrow. The Saviour will help us overcome all things. Check out this great video. This is one of my personal favourites. It is only about 3 minutes.
Elder Todd Sparks

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