Why do we have trials in our lives? Simple: to learn.
I recently finished a battle with cancer, but I would be lying if I said it was easy. However, I would never forsake that trial, because I learned that things come in Heavenly Father’s time and that Heavenly Father sends the Holy Ghost to comfort us in times of need. After my diagnosis, my dad gave me a priesthood blessing and the first words he said were, “All things happen for a reason,” which helped me know I was in the right hands. I am through that trial now, and by going through it I have bonded with my Heavenly Father.
I testify that He knows what we are going through, and loves each and every one of us individually. He sent his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins. That is how much Heavenly Father and our big brother in Heaven, Jesus Christ, love us. I know I can face anything because I have Christ’s hand that I can hold when I need to. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.