So as I have announced to the entire world in a moment of weakness..stupidity..whatever..I am having a hard time here. So I am going to the Dr ,taking medication and trying to feel better. I have spoken with the bishop and he gave me a good book to read on Grace And works. The atonement. And I am reading a talk by Richard G Scott. And my mother in law has brought this up. Turn it over to Christ she tells me. Allow the atonement to work.Do we Suffer needlessly because we don't turn our hearts over to the healing power of the Lord?
So, what exactly does that mean? Christ died for us. He has felt my suffering and pain. He atoned for it.He has promised us “I will … ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that … you cannot feel them … ; and this will I do … that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.”
While this is a comforting thought I ask what does it mean exactly to allow the atonement to work for me? Is it faith?
I am praying. I have begun to read the scriptures. I have decided to try to live a life that is more in harmony with his teachings. I recognize I need to turn to him always, just not in times of trials. However these trials have focused me on these shortcomings. I need peace, and Christ can bring that for me. Through the power of the atonement He can heal me. I feel stupid asking but, how? What exactly am I supposed to be doing? Catholics, Christians, Protestants, we all believe in the same thing that Christ atoned for our sins and we can be healed through it. So if everyone gets it, why don't I?
I feel really, really stupid asking this, however I know many family members and friends have strong testimonies of this so I needed to ask what your thoughts are on this!