The Lord constantly reminds His covenant people that He is there to help.
How is your faith strengthened by the knowledge that He is reaching out “with a stretched out arm” to help you overcome all things?
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
Jesus’ promised peace is a special form of rest amid unrest. Even when other things are in commotion, His disciples can still stand. His disciples know the Lord is there in latter-days. “I am he who led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; and my arm is stretched out in the last days, to save my people Israel.”
We can confidently cast our cares upon the Lord because, through the agonizing events of Gethsemane and Calvary, atoning Jesus is already familiar with our sins, sicknesses, and sorrows. He can carry them now because He has successfully carried them before!
Yes, God’s creations are “stretched out,” but so is his redeeming arm!
He who is ever there is perfect in His love.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell