Sex Addiction Leads to Death

Been suicidal for a long time. Still can't find a good accountability partner and you'd think with living in Cali that people would be more open but they r really just more judgemental. Does it really matter whether or not I live a long life or not? I doubt it. Who wants to live a life with a past haunting him every day? 2 Scrips. come to mind:"The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. and 2)"I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly."

Jacob




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Anonymous

March 25, 2013

I see that you are in great pain, and I am so very sorry. I pray that there is an accountability partner out there for you. Have you asked a local pastor or sought out a recovery group in your area even from a church you do not attend? Please do not give up on this endeavor.

Believe it right now or not, you are very important. Your experiences and story may be the very one that rescues another in your path because you did not give up. I realize it often feels like giving up is the answer because the loneliness or memories or pain is so great. But I ask you please, “Never give up on God, because God will never give up on you.” And, if He doesn’t give up on you, please do not give up on yourself!!!

Another verse to remember is one Paul wrote…and he had a very bad past…persecuting and seeing to the death of Christians…he wrote in Philippians 3:13…“I am not all that I should be, but I am focusing all of my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”NLT

Please accept the forgiveness and grace that God gives you, and please look ahead to the future he has for you that you have not even yet seen.

I know this does not answer everything, but I hope that it helps. God really does care about YOU!

MD4

March 25, 2013

Hi Jacob as wife who has a husband that struggles with porn the last thing I would ever want is for him to end his life. I understand you feel hopeless but I have learned through my experience that God’s grace is truly sufficent. Eventhough my husband refuses to get help I still believe anyone who has an addiction can be set free. Its a process for all of us so hang in there. Satan wants you to kill yourself. God love’s you so much remember Hebrews 4:15-16. This scripture helps me in my weaknesses.

Your sister in Christ
Mandy

Newman

March 25, 2013

Jacob,
I’ve been there and done that and am now trying to burn the t-shirt.
I am a sex addict that is forgiven. There have been many battles in the war against my addiction. Some have not gone well. Suicide is the easy way out. I’ve prayed MANY times for God to take me out. He even prevented me from doing it myself. Listen to me, GOD LOVES YOU no matter what you have done or when the last time was you did it! All he wants from you is to be TRULY repentant. He will handle the rest.
You said 2 scriptures come to mind. BE VERY CAREFUL of what you allow to stay on your mind. Those scriptures you quoted are good, but remember that satan quoted scripture to Jesus. My point is, there may be better scriptures on which you should focus. Check these out (All NIV):
Psalms 18:16-19 Remember you are no surprise to Him
Psalms 23:4 His rod and staff correct and guide you
Psalms 25:7
Psalm 31:24
Psalm 32:1-2
Psalm 51:10 Pray and ask for this
Psalm 51:17 This is a promise that He will forgive you
2 Cor 12:9
Gal 5:17 This is the conflict within you
Eph 1:17
Phil 1:6 He WILL be with you through all of this
Phil 3:13 Repeat this out loud to yourself
Phil 4:13 I have spent hours saying this to myself. It brought me through the darkest days
No matter what you think of yourself, God wants to forgive you. And He will continue to forgive, it’s not a one time thing. But you must ask for it and be truthful with yourself and Him. I was an addict for 40 years, I KNOW He wants to forgive you!!!!!
I’m in NC but God is everywhere. Sometimes He wants to be all we have so we can learn more about Him. It’s tough when you’re down and want someone to talk to. If you can, get to a private place and talk out loud to Him. Not the praying kind of talk, but just like you where talking to the partner you want to have. There is nothing you can say that will shock Him, and there is no one He will gossip to. The huge weight of guilt and condemnation you carry is NOT from God. God DOES NOT CARE what you have done! He wants to forgive and take the guilt from you!. Dude, you CAN BE FREE!!!!!!!!!!
After you sincerely ask to be forgiven, don’t worry about how you feel, just keep repeating appropriate scriptures to yourself. You may not know the difference between satan’s voice and God’s voice. That’s OK, most people don’t. Believe the scriptures you read, not what you are thinking or feeling. After all, your mind was where your problem began. It must be renewed with good stuff.
I’m praying for you
Newman

Jacob

March 25, 2013

Hi, This is Jacob. Just a note to say thanx for the above supportive messages and prayers. I’m doing better now and am now attending Celebrate Recovery every friday night.

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