This great new Mormon Messages video goes so well with our recent discussions in Relief Society on addictions. It beautifully portrays the hope and power that comes through the Atonement.
“For those of you who have fallen prey to any kind of addiction, there is hope because God loves all of His children and because the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ makes all things possible,” Elder M. Russell Ballard testifies. “It begins with prayer—sincere, fervent, and constant communication with the Creator of our spirits and bodies, our Heavenly Father. . . . Ask to be filled with the power of Christ’s pure love.”
I also think that this applies to any who have family members who have fallen prey to an addiction. The Atonement truly can heal us all.
In addition to watching this video, you can read, watch, or listen to Elder Ballard’s October 2010 general conference address, “O That Cunning Plan of the Evil One.”