In hard times I picture the Lord saying, “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it” and metaphorically grit my teeth and do hard things because of knowing that after they’re done is when I’m stronger. I don’t like hard things but I love improving and therefore endure hard times because of wanting the end result. (Strength and Improvement.)
My saving grace is knowing that the Lord is kind and makes my burdens easier to bear when relying on Him. During hard times I repeat the Savior’s words in my mind and they comfort me and give me the resolve and fortitude I need to keep going. I love that Jesus Christ said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
I know that He won’t remove my burdens from me (because they’re helping me grow) but He will comfort me and make my burdens easier to bear every time I turn to Him.