Here it is September 1. Two-thirds of the year have gone by. During that time, our family, as have others, has been tested.. Our trials are probably different from yours. What we share is that all of us have faced and continue to face problems. This life doesn't let us escape unscathed.
Friends and family have weathered financial setbacks; others, health problems and disappointment over children. Whatever the problem, the Savior is the answer.
It's taken me a lifetime to grasp this. My heart understood, but my brain, trained to approach problems rationally, had a more difficult time. Finally, I think, I have gotten it. The Savior knows the end from the beginning. He knows a parent's heartache over a rebellious child. He knows the grief of losing a parent. He knows the pain of sin, because He has taken all of these--and more--unto Himself.
There is nothing that we can experience that He has not endured, understood, and wept over. There is no pain so great for which He cannot give solace. There is no hurt He cannot assuage.
So, for today, I am grateful for the Savior's infinite capacity to love.