We Never Walk Alone, President Thomas S. Monson
This life is about facing and overcoming trouble, and some of your trials will be intense. That presents a danger. That danger is if the stress and pain removes your eye off celestial pursuits.
Your challenges can become so great that you feel you are alone and isolated from your Heavenly Father. Some do feel forsaken and forgotten by God because of their trials.
Prayer is always vital.
Our prayers have a tendency of becoming more heartfelt and intense during the bad times. Otherwise, we don’t pray as hard because we get complacent. The good times can be risky, we rely too much on our own strength.
Prayer is a major way from becoming complacent in our own false sense of security. On the opposite side of complacency is fear. Prayer will help eradicate anxiety and fear. Prayer is one of the best practices you can do in life, not only because God can fill you with peace, comfort and assurances, but it is through prayer that you ask and receive of God.
President Monson said, “We were not placed on this earth to walk alone. What an amazing source of power, of strength, and of comfort is available to each of us. He who knows us better than we know ourselves, He who sees the larger picture and who knows the end from the beginning, has assured us that He will be there for us to provide help if we but ask.”
There is a law to receiving, and it is predicated upon asking through prayer. The Apostles in the October 2014 General Conference counseled us to tell Heavenly Father everything in prayer. Including your inner thoughts and feelings.
Prayer is not the only way to connect with God. When you want to talk to God you pray, but when you want Him to talk to you, read the scriptures.
President Monson said, “These holy words of truth and love give guidance to my life and point the way to eternal perfection.”
President Monson gave great comfort to the women in the world when he said, “My dear sisters, your Heavenly Father loves you- each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearances, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply there.”