"And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord." (Mosiah 24:15)
In my lifetime I have learned that we all carry burdens that weigh us down like rocks threatening to squash us like bugs. I have also learned that the only true way to feel that burden lightened, to feel strong and capable of enduring is through the Lord Jesus Christ's Atonement. He suffered not only for our sins but for our physical pains, our doubts, our fears and regrets. Every burden we carry he has felt and taken upon his back. There have been times in my life where my burdens have felt overwhelming and life has seemed too heavy and frightening. Looking back I have realized why I was so weighed down; I was relying on myself when I should have been relying on the Lord. Once I asked him for help I could feel the burdens lift, become lighter and as I kept relying on him more and more I became stronger and the burden became light through Him. The burdens we feel are all part of our trials and through Jesus Christ we grow and become stronger through them. Nothing is impossible through the Lord and I know that if we have faith and trust in him he will lift our hearts and lighten the load.
"He can reach out, touch, succor, heal, and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do relying only upon our own power. Indeed, His yoke is easy and His burden light."-Elder David A. Bednar