struggling

I have been struggling with porn since I was in 5th grade and found my Dad's stash of Playboy magazines. Ever since then I have fought the addiction and tried to overcome it and have failed even more, into more porn, harder and more twisted porn all out of the need for the rush. Last year I was riddled with demons and cheated on my spouse. I need your prayers, and I need forgiveness if there even is any for me.

Lord Jesus, please, please, please forgive me. I know this isn't life and I want out. I want to overcome these demons who hold my brain captive and I am tired of being chained to there sin. Please Lord Jesus if you are willing forgive me, set free and show me how to live for you and truly live, not this sick joke of life that I am stuck in.

Amen.




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Rick

March 18, 2013

First of all, I would like to say this…never give up on God because He will never give up on you…and, don’t give up on yourself because God will never give up on you.

Secondly, this is not just a physical and an emotional and a psychological battle, but it is also a spiritual battle as well.

That said, I appreciate that you are asking for prayer. Prayer and filling our minds with God’s Word are good. Those help to set up roadblocks to make the choice to sin more difficult. However, it is still your choice.

With every temptation, there is a way of escape. The question is, will we take it? Easier said than done.

Just a couple of ideas…Write down what your triggers are that make it so easy for you to give in and realize when you are vulnerable to them…put a plan in place ahead of time of what to do when you are feeling that way…not in the midst of the temptation, but ahead of time…try to find a friend that you can contact when you are weak…a mature Christian lady you can tell everything to and that will help hold you accountable…I pray that the Lord will lead you to someone you can share with and that you can trust…ask your pastor for such a person if you do not know anyone yourself…also, you may have to dump the boyfriend, if he is dragging you down…hard choices will have to be made if you really want change…please ask the Lord for wisdom and strength in this area…also, you may need to see a counselor…please contact a church in your area about this, if so…and, again, I recommend putting plans in place ahead of time.

This is not everything, but these are some things to start with. The fact that you feel bad about this issue shows that the Holy Spirit is working in you.

God can always work with a willing and humble and repentant heart.

Finally, you are not alone in this. Many (more than you know) struggle with this very same issue. You are not isolated and you are not alone. Most are afraid to talk about it, but opening up to someone you can trust is a very good step. Many many Christians struggle with this same temptation.

God does not give up on the struggling!!! That is who He came to help!!! He will NEVER give up on you EVER!!! So, please take some or all of these ideas. Ask the Lord to please put the right Godly people in your life to help you!!! God will NEVER give up on you, so please do not give up on yourself. YOU are very VALUABLE to God!!! You, and all of us who struggle (and we all do with something), are the reason He came!!!

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