Overweight people can have a meal together, alcoholics can share a drink together, drug addicts can shoot up together, but for the porn addict it’s a lonely, soul wrenching, soul destroying existence – doing what you do in secret behind everybody’s back, keeping it in the dark.
When we go into any emotional hurt or pain, we self-prescribe or self-administer what the world has to offer, i.e. pornography, alcohol, food, drugs; we start out by trying to fix it ourselves without God.
Has Rejection caused you to turn to pornography?
Luke 6 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Romans 8 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Isolation – a man who gets involved in porn feels very much on his own with no one or nothing to turn to for comfort.
1 Cor 12 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. PS 34 17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Or Abandonment – never known a father’s love, always felt unworthy; never able to reach out to others for company in early life and now finds it hard to connect with others in adult life.
Ps 34 18 18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Deut 31 6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Living a Single lifestyle – the need to find relief and company
Heb 4 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Ps 145 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Lacking Self-worth – looking for affirmation of sexuality through pornography, but looking in the wrong place.
Ps 1 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Phil 1 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Are you Lonely is that why you turn to porn?
Isa 41 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness John 14 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
You know that I’m Weak I can’t help myself
Eph 3 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 1 Cor 2 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
oh well I’m Addicted there seems to be no way out
1 Cor 10 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Ttitus 2 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Jesus lived a sinless and perfect life, but He wasn’t complete until he had experienced grief and pain above what you’ll ever experience. So bring all that you have to Him, He fully understands.
Gen 3x exposing the enemy’s strongholds