Come read four heroic examples of God’s tender mercies
Problem: WritingWorried that his writings in the Book of Mormon would never be good enough, Moroni prayed, “Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things. … When we write we behold our weakness, and stumble because of the placing of our words.”
Balm: GraceStudents aren’t the only ones who struggle with their studies! To Moroni, as well as to us, the Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for all … if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”
Problem: AbandonmentSent away from her husband, Hagar wandered in the desert with her infant son, Ishmael, until she ran out of water. She lamented, “Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over [away from Ishmael], and lift up her voice, and wept.”
Balm: SightSuddenly, an angel appeared and said, “What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not.” Then, “God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink."
Problem: OverwhelmedEven Moses, the great leader of the Exodus, was so overwhelmed by his responsibilities that he cried, “I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.”
Balm: SupportThe Lord said to Moses, “Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel … and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.”
Problem: MortalityDescribing the effects of mortality, God told Adam and Eve, “By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou shalt return unto the ground — for thou shalt surely die — for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou wast, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
Balm: LearningDespite the difficulties of mortal life, Eve rejoiced, “Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.”
Find your balmBecause of His Atonement, Jesus Christ knows how to “succor [us] according to [our] infirmities,”
How has God comforted and healed you during your challenges?