Seeking Help Through the Savior
Gospel Living

Activate your spiritual parachute!

08/23/22 | 1 min read
The Savior is there to help you when you fall.

When facing a problem, we usually have people who can help: family members, friends, teachers, doctors, coaches, and so on. But in addition to those, or in cases when they aren’t available to help, don’t forget the most important resource of all: the Savior!

Brother Tad R. Callister once compared the Savior’s Atonement to a parachute, which provides us a safe landing even though the consequences of sin—like the laws of gravity—will never change.

“It is heaven’s antidote to the obstacles and struggles of this world,” he said.

Here are a few ways you can strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ, like pulling the cord that will activate your spiritual parachute:

  • Pray and truly share your thoughts and feelings with God.
  • Make repentance a part of daily life.
  • Feast on the scriptures and teachings of living prophets.
  • Keep the Sabbath day holy and make it a special day.
  • Remember the Savior while taking the sacrament.
  • Forgive yourself and others.

The Savior loves you so much. He wants to help you. He is always there to help you through your challenges. Your life will be better if your heart is turned to Him!

Picture Your Parachute

Start drawing yourself in a parachute! Each time you do something on the list above, add a little more to the picture.

See Tad R. Callister’s “The Atonement of Jesus Christ,” general conference, April 2019.
This is part of an ongoing series about emotional resilience, adapted from this manual.