Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 96, April 6

We're going back to the topic of a week ago, that of the Atonement. In our ward bulletin, I found the following:

"Have you ever felt like your sins are so great that you can't be forgiven?  Have you ever felt that way yourself ... that awful feeling that because you've done something wrong, you're terrible, maybe even worthless .. that things are so bad you should just give up?

"Don't believe these lies.  They are some of the most effective weapons Satan has, and they simply aren't true.

"That's the beauty and the miracle of the gospel ... that through repenetance and the grace of God bestowed through the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we all can repent.  We all can become what we have the potential to become.

"What we all need to learn and to remember is the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real.  Christ truly did suffer for our sins and made a way for us to be forgiven.  Through repentance, we can feel clean, pure and worthy, whole and happy.  No matter what we've done, there's a way back.  It's through repentance, and it's very real."--"Repentance is Real" by Joshua J. Perkey, New Era, March 2014)

This testimony is so powerful that I knew I had to share it.  For I have been that person who has believed that her sins were so terrible that she can't be forgiven.  I have been that person who has believed Satan's lies. I have been that person who believed she was worthless.  And, sometimes, I still am.

Joy for today:  believing Christ.

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