But if we would just realize that our prayers--for help, strength, support, courage, endurance, and everything which the Atonement makes possible--are being answered. That Christ is at our sides. That He is at my side. Leading. Encouraging. Guiding. Comforting. Pushing. Lifting. Carrying. Helping me get through each and every day--not just the unbearable ones. I need to remember to always listen to His reassuring, guiding voice, and to always answer this call during the good, happy times and the otherwise:
Press forward, Saints, with steadfast faith in Christ,
With hope’s bright flame alight in heart and mind,
With love of God and love of all mankind.
Receive his name, rejoicing in his might.
Come unto God; find everlasting light.
His love proclaim thru days of mortal strife.
Thus saith our God: “Ye have eternal life!”
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
-Press Forward, Saints, LDS Hymn no. 81, words by Marvin K. Gardner
Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.
-Alma 26:35 (emphasis added)