Editor’s note: You can read the entire post at LeAnn’s blog, including a series of poignant personal experiences she and her husband had years ago.
In the Book of Mormon; Alma 7:11-12 this comforting thought is given:
11. And He (Christ) shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will ‘take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12. And He will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
Again, in 2 Nephi 9:21 we find the following:
21. And He (Christ) cometh into the world that he may save all men if they will hearken unto his voice; for behold, he suffereth the pains of all men, yea, the pains of every living creature, both men, women, and children, who belong to the family of Adam.
These scriptures tell us that as he walked the roads of life, he felt the pains and sicknesses of all mankind. Then He went forth and completed his work with the infinite Atonement.
In the book; “The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister, he stated:
No mortal can cry out, “he does not understand my plight, for my trials are unique.” There is nothing outside the scope of the Savior’s experience. As Elder Maxwell observed, “None of us can tell Christ anything about depression.”As a result of his mortal experience, culminating in the Atonement, the Savior knows, understands, and feels every human condition, every human woe, and every human loss. He can comfort as no other. He can lift burdens as no other. He can listen as no other. There is no hurt he cannot soothe, rejection he cannot assuage, loneliness he cannot console. Whatever affliction the world casts at us, he has a remedy of superior healing powers.”