‘And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye May stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye May know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.’
This verse is from Mosiah. 24:14 if you want the full reference. I read it yesterday and really related. I had a priesthood blessing around 4 months ago that said all the aches and pains that I currently feel each day will not be removed from me until after this pregnancy. Which I knew but still wasn’t that fun to hear. It also said that as I keep my spirit close to the Lord, read my scriptures and pray, that those aches and pains would become a lot more bearable.
It took me another three months after that to fully commit to living closer to the Lord. My patriarchal blessing says that I will be blessed with the gift to believe in the words of the prophets, and I really feel that. I hung on every word at general conference just gone and every time I reread one of the talks it just hits me straight in the feels. I’ve been following the counsel of president Nelson to the best of my ability. I’ve read the Book of Mormon every day since, said numerous daily prayers, cut myself off from anything that would not allow the spirit to be with me, and I can definitely feel that my burdens have been eased.
I know that they’re still there, I’m fully aware of them. I just have so much faith right now that it’s easy to see that my struggles are temporary and I can still experience joy while experiencing trials. There’s something to learn from everything we experience in life and struggles are there to aid in our growth.
When we are fully committed in sacrificing our worldly cares and putting God first in our lives he does ease our burdens. Spiritual, physical and emotional. I completely believe that they are all connected As when my spirit draws nearer to the Lord my physical struggles are made more bearable. I know that God keeps His promises and does visit me in my afflictions.