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May 30, 2022

4 Ways the Savior Understands You

Learn how Jesus Christ can help you experience greater hope and joy in your education

All students experience a variety of challenges on their journey to a degree — disappointing grades, overwhelming assignments, financial setbacks, unemployment, or family challenges. Thankfully, when Jesus Christ atoned for the world He experienced every heartache and pain and set back so that He could understand you personally. Here are four ways He can help you during hard times.

1. He weeps with you

The Savior will always be there for you.

Elder Jeffery R. Holland taught, “Christ knows us. He has walked the thorny, difficult, rock-strewn path of our lives.”1 The Savior understands every human experience you may have, from something as small as a paper cut from your stack of notes to the disappointment of receiving a low score on an exam. No matter how small the trial is, He understands and wants to help.

Because of the Savior’s sacrifice, when you experience challenges, you can receive comfort through the Atonement and know that the Savior understands all of your painful experiences. Reaching out to Him during these times will provide peace. Elder Quentin L. Cook said, “The Savior is the source of true peace. Even with the trials of life, because of the Savior’s Atonement and His grace, righteous living will be rewarded with personal peace.”2

The Savior knows you personally.

2. He knows you

During your education, you might experience hardships and trials outside of school that impact your ability to focus. Ever feel stressed out or unmotivated? Take comfort that the Savior knows you personally. He understands your afflictions and can help lead you to triumph.

As you build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, He will motivate you to keep moving forward. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, “Our beloved Savior knows where you are. He knows your heart. He wants to rescue you. He will reach out to you. Just open your heart to Him.”3

3. He offers you hope

You are not alone if you ever feel overwhelmed with assignments and exams, especially near the end of a term. During these stressful times, never forget the power Christ offers through His Atonement. Remembering His power provides hope and will help fuel you through difficult times.

The Savior knows your struggles and will listen to the prayers of your heart. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland taught, “Because Jesus walked such a long lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so.”4 You are never alone in your educational journey. Christ can be your personal tutor and guide when you come to Him.

4. He loves you

The Prince of Peace

As the closest friend and brother you could ever ask for, the Savior wants to have a personal connection with you. He understands your trials and wants to help you become stronger through them. As you reach out to the Savior, He will share His love with you and extend comfort and peace.

How has Jesus Christ helped you in your education? How can you include Him more in your studies? Share below!

1.^Jeffery R. Holland, “The Savior Understands Me,” Ensign or Liahona, Oct. 2016
2.^Quentin L. Cook, “Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness,” Ensign or Liahona, Apr. 2013
3.^Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Learn from Alma and Amulek,” Ensign or Liahona, Oct. 2016
4.^Jeffrey R. Holland, “None Were With Him,” Ensign or Liahona, Apr. 2009

Comments on "4 Ways the Savior Understands You"

Valentina says:

I have had the experience of praying to know what to write on in an assignment during PC101 and He answered …I got the best grade …it brought joy to my heart and keeps me going more closer to Him … Jesus Christ.

Mateveke sofiya Chifuva says:

I am uplifted by having the spirit as my constant companion

It’s so sweet and inspiring to know that Jesus Christ who is the Lord and our Saviour cares for us in each and every circumstances we are in disregarding our shortcomings

Womba says:

I am grateful for these tips.

Gbemre Joan uwaila says:

This message gives me hope and lets me forget my fear. I am so happy to know that I am not alone; my God is with me.

Cyprian Chikava says:

Wonderful message to uplift us.

Lititiyo says:

I am encouraged by these teachings. I know that God will never forsake us.

Eunice Chigumira says:

Thanks for the powerful words of wisdom. I truly appreciate this as I am facing so many challenges. It’s good to know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will stand with me in all my hardships.

Clement Mea says:

I’m so grateful to that the Savior knows everything in my life. says:

I read the quotes from the General Authorities and came to realize how far away I was calling unto the Lord for help on my works. Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging sharing.

onyeulor Felix says:

Spiritual learning: ”known the mysteries and peaceable things”

Lingiwe Ndlalambi Moyo says:

Thank you for the encouragement. Sometimes l feel overwhelmed, having network challenges and less time to do my assignments.

Eduarda Marques says:

Thanks for these words, I’m passing through some trials and I needed to read this message.

Dorcas Osei Assibey says:

I am comforted to know that I am not alone in this journey; the Prince of Peace is with me, and to know He knows my struggles and listens to my prayers gives me hope. Thank you for lifting my spirit.

George Victor Yohane says:

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I am so grateful!

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