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Atonement as evidence of overcoming
By matt2
3/18/2007 1:27:08 PM
I was reading, I believe in "The Peacegiver" of the idea that the Savior's infinite Atonement touches not only our sins, sicknesses, pains, etc. but also our hope for triumph.

He didn't just pay for our mistakes, HE SHOWED ME THAT IT IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME THEM AND HOW TO DO IT. It wouldn't really be an all-encompassing sacrifice unless He actually shouldered the temptation and craving of addiction, the guilt and despair of failure - and then BEAT IT.

Not only, then, does He pick me up when I have fallen but when I look down that path in front of me - no matter how long and dark the tunnel - He is there, supporting me as a fellow "addict" who has beaten my addiction (and yours) already and who is now carrying me through it.

Jesus Christ has already beaten this addiction for me. If I will just trust Him, he knows the way through. I am so grateful. Just let go and let Him stear. Just let go.

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"If it were possible to make your road very easy, you wouldn’t grow in strength. If you were always forgiven for every mistake without effort on your part, you would never receive the blessings of repentance. If everything were done for you, you wouldn’t learn how to work, or gain self-confidence, or acquire the power to change. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990