Pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life. They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing.
Elder Richard G. Scott, "The Power of Scripture", General Conference, October 2011
"They can accelerate physical healing"!
A few things grabbed my attention in this paragraph, but the last sentence was, by far, the most worthy of my attention.
We all, each of us, deal with physical ailments of some sort. We are, after all, mortal. Some are just annoyances, while others actually limit us from performing a function, or at least lessen that performance.
A majority of the promised blessings we read about in the gospel, are for the well-being of our spirits and our eternal, immortal selves after this life. And that is typically where our focus is. Preparing ourselves now for a grand reward after this life.
We don't often focus on our mortal, physical well-being now. At least I don't. Not in terms of my eternal priorities.
So, reading that last sentence struck me. I mean, I always knew that the atonement can help me physically, but I just didn't really internalize that concept because my eternal soul is far more important than some annoyances now.
But then I realize that I haven't really understood the atonement at all. Christ descended below ALL things, not just what's going to affect me eternally at the judgment seat. He also descended below the effects of illness, sickness, disease, allergies, a broken bone, a scrape, a bruise, etc. He knows how to succor me now and help me with the very thing that is worrying me, or stressing me out.... right now.
Nothing is too unimportant to Him, because it isn't unimportant to us. Nothing is too trivial or too small to Him, because it isn't to us. If it matters to us then it matters to Him.