When Jesus suffered for all of us in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, He gained a perfect understanding of every trial we face. He knows what you are feeling and what you are going through, and His grace will provide the strength you need to overcome it.
The Book of Mormon teaches:
“And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities” (Alma 7:11–12).
Because God loves you and wants you to become your best, He sent His perfect Son to earth to redeem you. An important part of Jesus Christ’s mission was to be our advocate. He overcame suffering and affliction so that he would know how to support us. He knows you perfectly and knows how to help you if you turn to God in prayer and ask for guidance.
As you turn to God and Jesus Christ, your faith will be strengthened and act as an anchor in the storms of life. Christ’s gospel can teach you the way to lasting joy, and the truths taught in His Church can bring peace and hope.
Your friends and family can be a wonderful source of support and happiness, including the friendships formed at church. At their best, our church congregations are caring communities where we minister to each other in practical and spiritual ways.
In addition to the ways individual Church members show love and support, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a more structured support system for some of life’s challenges. Your local congregation can provide more information about what opportunities are available in your area.