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Deliverance
By Humbled32
4/28/2016 12:03:55 PM
I've been thinking a lot about healing. How this works. Why it hasn't yet. At some point I've had thoughts of neglect from Heaven. But that's what the advasary wants me to believe right? So I shun those thoughts and try moving forward.

It feels like we all need healing. If that's healing from the pains and trauma caused by a loved one, or if that could be the chains of addiction or rather the emotional outlet behind the chains of addiction.

It gets discouraging... Waiting. I mean how is this supposed to work anyway? I believe in Christ. I believe he has suffered for me. I believe he has taken upon himself sin, sorrow, and burdens. It's mind blowing to be honest. It's an infinite atonement. It's really possible that we could have needed him before we came into this world, and other people in other worlds. How amazing right?

So, if I have this knowledge and I trust in him what is going on? If I have the faith to be healed why am I struggling everyday? It's something I ponder often. I patiently wait for deliverance, to feel the heavy burden lift, to feel that feeling of healing to my soul. It hasn't happened yet. I struggle almost daily.

The most amazing thing about the atonement that I have recently realized is that although we struggle, although we have these problems, we will never be forsaken! I look back upon my daily struggles and realize his grace is sufficient! Yes, I am broken still. I may be broken this entire lifetime! I may struggle with this battle every day for the rest of my life but I have never been forsaken!

Even though Satan wants us to feel forsaken and alone in our struggles we are not. I know without a doubt that Christ suffered for these pains and trials. Our pain is just as real, strong, and undeniable to Christ as it is to us everyday. Knowing he understands our pain and his desire to succor us... Let's put our trust in him.

As I've grown to a better understanding of this I'm able to recognize my deliverance from this burden. I may suffer each day... But as I call upon heaven for help, something amazing happens to me. It may be warmth and comfort of the Spirit. Or it may be the perfect timing of the light shining through my window upon me reminding me of the light of Christ. Or it may be as simple as a hug and kiss from my children. Deliverance from our burdens may just be small things to help us get by until the glorious day when we can be healed from every pain physically, spiritually, and emotionally. He hasn't forgotten any of us, and we will never be forsaken.

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posted at 17:03:36 on April 29, 2016 by maddy


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"Are you battling a demon of addiction—tobacco or drugs, or the pernicious contemporary plague of ography? Whatever other steps you may need to take to resolve these concerns, come first to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Trust in heaven’s promises. In that regard Alma's testimony is my testimony: "I do know," he says, "that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions."

— Jeffrey R. Holland

General Conference, April 2006