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I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
What I have shared this week is not theory on or commentary about the Savior’s absolutely essential role in overcoming addiction. It is my testimony of lived experience. I have lived it and know of myself that Elder Hales’ words are 100% true.
I humbly add my witness that all who suffer from hunger and thirst of any kind and are willing to admit their need for the personal administration of the Savior, Jesus Christ, will find Him. His words, “I will not leave your comfortless. I will come unto you,” (John 14:18) were not spoken as a bargain or exchange based on our worthiness. They were spoken as a promise based on our willingness to allow Him to deliver us wholly upon His merits.
And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save (2 Nephi 31:19, emphasis added).
Seek Him and ye shall find Him. Cry out to the Father and the Father will send Him. He will come to you and deliver you into a newness of life with Him as His own rescued child. I bear witness of these things with my life and in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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I just finished reading He Did Deliver Me from Bondage and it has been a deeply spiritual and enlightening experience. Thank you for this book. I am an anti-pornography activist and only hope I can encourage others to read this, not only the addicted, but everyone needs this message to learn to rely on Christ for peace. There are so many incredible insights in this book, beautifully written.