I know that trial is something not to be refused of but it is there to serve the purpose of life. Sometimes we question ourselves though we seem to find no answer; why me? why do i have to go through all the pain--Like the Lord Jesus Christ-He also asked our Father if He could take away the bitter cup on Him--but of course as we learned through our Saviorâ€™s example we want the things in our life to happen according to our Father's will and not ours. And if we insist on the things to happen in our lives according to our will then I could have chosen to take the path with out pain and distress but later on find not the glory of God. Sometimes the trials and challenges in life isn't really our choice and I realized that as we are given the free agency, we never have the option what kind of obstacle do we have to encounter along the way. As the free agency gives us the freedom to choose between eternal life or eternal damnation, the fruit of trials and challenges offers only one option to get a relief and that is to feel the arms of the Lord around us. When we recognize it, there's no way for us to choose the other way around with the agency but eternal life.
The Lord really knows best, He never had to take the free agency away from us for Him to qualify as our savior but in one way or another we have no escape to choose the path going back to our Father in Heaven through trials and challenges in life that doesn't honor free agency!
And those of us who knows about this and the intelligence of our Lord-we might want to learn the smart ways to introduce the real purpose of challenges to those who do not know. We might want to show to others how we live in the midst of crisis in life and despair. How we get strength, joy and see hope though the future seems to be unsure.
Each one of us have our own struggles--sometimes we think our problems are light compared to others and sometimes we think we carry the world of burden alone. But i believe that if we are in pain and frustrated, as long as the situation is agonizing and distressing, as long as it causes us sleepless nights and tears the weight of the burden that the Lord sets on each one of us could be the same according to our capacity and capability to carry it, with the promise that He will send his agents and instruments to help us when we seem to fall apart. There are no bigger issues and smaller issues-there are no issues made bigger by the way we allow it to affect us or the way we frown on our burdens nor are there issues made smaller by the way we smile on it or on how tough or strong our hearts can become for such problems.
For me, the Lord's request to share one another's burden is all-time valid as members of His true church and it is emphasized in (Mosiah 18: 8-10). Again my Savior is my example and being His follower I want to be as gentle as He is to treat others-Saints or none LDS-Christians or none Christians, it doesnâ€™t really matter. After all, the way we deal with other people demonstrates our capacity and willingness to love one another.
I found a better way to easily manage some circumstances beyond my control. In the middle of critical situation where patience is required I found out that I am motivated to move on if I hear the testimonies of the people who have gone through and overcame the trials and challenges they had. I am strengthened, when I feel your love through your gentle and kind words. I see hope and increase my faith if I share my testimonies and lessons I learned from my situation. I live longer if I talk about Christ. Like the other saints struggling in grief and pain that needs your love and care, I need you too-I need your love and care, your gentle and kind words. I need people who know the Gospel to talk to when things seems to be so out of control. Since not all have the time to go on home visiting and home teaching, sometimes it's really practical and easy to sit down and start typing our kind words to be sent to our friends who have access on the net. Cheers!