Not too long ago I was feeling overwhelmed with the burdens of life. I felt like life was just an endless list of work to do. Then, after life I've always learned that we will continue working. I could see no end. It all seemed too hard for me. I continued to feel worse and worse. How was all this work possible, or even worth it? Then a scripture reference popped into my head: Alma 40:12. As I looked up the scripture my soul was filled with peace. It reads:
"And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow."
I knew what I read was true. There is an end, and as I continue to endure faithfully I will be able to join my Father in Heaven in a "state of peace, where [I can]...rest from all...troubles and from all care, and sorrow." The Lord has provided a way. This life is short, and at times it may seem hard, but as we endure faithfully our reward will exceed all that we could imagine.