Just Ask
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“Just Ask,” New Era, Apr. 1999, 37

How I Know:

Just Ask

Does He really know what you’re going through? You can find out the same way I did.

One night I stormed down to my room after an upsetting disagreement. I felt like no one understood me or cared about me, and I was so upset that my mind was in a blur.

Lying on my bed in all my frustration, I looked up at a Mormonad on my wall. It was a picture of Jesus, with the caption “You Are Never Alone” written across the top. I read the scripture written at the bottom of the poster: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18).

It was then that I thought, How could He know? How could He understand what I’m going through? After all, He was perfect, so of course He never experienced problems like mine.

But then another thought came into my mind. Why don’t you ask? Ask if He really knows and really understands how you feel. You won’t know unless you ask.

I lay there listening to these thoughts and finally decided to give it a try. I got down on my knees and prayed. As I knelt there in prayer, I felt a total peace come over me, and I couldn’t help but smile. I felt that there is someone who always knows what I am going through. There is someone who is there for me always, someone I can always turn to who will never turn His back on me.

Now I know that no matter how bad I feel, all I have to do is get on my knees. He will always help. Just ask.

Photography by Matt Reier