He infiltrates our lives in different ways. For some it's the Word of Wisdom. For others, pornography. For me, it's my self worth. The worse I feel about myself, the tighter the grip Satan has over me, and the easier it is for him to drag me down.
It's times like these when I need to have my Patriarchal Blessing at the ready. It's times like these when I need to remember that those thoughts are not from God. The Lord doesn't make mistakes, and I am no exception. I have a purpose and a mission on this earth at this time. I can be exactly what somebody else needs.
Despite the fact that I occasionally feel abandoned and incredibly lonely, I must remember that the Lord's love is above all else. How selfish am I that I require more?
"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." (Mosiah 24:14)
What a powerful scripture. But what I enjoy the most is at the end of verse 15.
"...and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord." (Mosiah 24:15)