We Will Not Carry It Alone

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(This is an excerpt from 52 Life-Changing Questions from the Book of Mormon by Brad Wilcox and John Hilton III.

Some would argue that people change every day without any knowledge of—let alone faith in—Christ. But just because we are not aware of Christ’s capacity to carry us does not mean that He does not do so. The story is told of a little girl who wanted to help her mother bring groceries in from the car, but she was too small. She finally set her sights on the milk jug and decided she was going to carry it “all by herself.” She couldn’t, so finally Mom picked up the little girl and the milk and headed into the kitchen. The girl proudly declared to her father, “Look! I’m carrying the milk all by myself!”—all the while being held securely in her mother’s arms. As we make changes in our lives it is not by our own power that we succeed. We are not doing it “all by ourselves.” Recognized or unrecognized, God and Christ are there, every step of the way.

A father wept after his wife and children were killed by a drunk driver, but he was able to forgive the perpetrator of the crime. “How is it done?” A younger sister felt sorrow because of the choices made by her older brother, and, even though the situation was out of her control, she was able to find peace. “How is it done?” A mother yearned for her deceased child, and, although she saw no vision, she was comforted. “How is it done?” In every case the answer is the same—through faith in Christ. We all struggle with a variety of vexing challenges—and through faith in Christ we will be blessed to overcome.

(John Hilton III and Brad Wilcox, 52 Life-Changing Questions from the Book of Mormon [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013], 94–95).

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