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September 8, 2021 - Together with Him

[T]he greatest reassurance in [the Plan of Salvation] is that there was from the beginning a fail-safe protection built into the arrangement, an unassailable guarantee (if we want it) against every mistake we might make, every sin we would commit, every trial we would confront, every discouragement, disease, and the death we will all ultimately face. This salvation would come in the form of a Messiah, the Messiah—the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He would come “with healing in his wings,” both temporally and spiritually.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, "For Times of Trouble", Deseret Book 2020

Over and over again, we hear of the remedy to fix our broken world, to fix our broken selves... well, at least my own self is broken. The remedy is ingrained in us time and time again. I definitely know what I need to do. I know Who can help me. I agreed to this life before I came here to earth, with the many ups and downs, and I also agreed on Who I must rely on, Who will save me.

If I know what needs to be done, then how come it's so hard to do? Why is the journey so difficult when I know which direction to go? I have the GPS, but I still get lost. Why is that?

Satan is very strong and persuasive. Afterall, he's had a lot of practice. And, he knows me from before this life, of which I forgot. On my own, this fight is absolutely unfair. He does not follow the rules of engagement. He sucker punches, he cheats, he's sneaky, he can see me but I can't see him. That's just not fair. It's so infuriating.

I need my Savior. I need Him fighting with me. That's the only way I can survive this war. He is the only way I can survive. He is the complete opposite of Satan. He's fair, He's honest, He's fighting with me and not against me. But....He is also more powerful than Satan and all his cronies combined. He is also able to see me but I can't see Him. I just need to trust Him as He fights my unseen, and even seen, battles. I may not be able to even lift that heavy sword, but He can, and He will lift it with me as long as I, at least, want to.

And He will win! There is no doubt. I just need to be on His side when it's, all said and done. If the Savior is more powerful than Satan and all of his goons combined, then why wouldn't I want to be on His side? It makes no sense to me why Satan can even influence my choices.

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