Lust is a disease that only the grace of God can cure. So be encouraged and just ask for help.
Hebrews 4:16 says “Let us with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find help in our time of need”. Gods grace is sufficient for you and I. He wants us to be confident that we can rely on Him.
We NEED to rely on Him because just as Paul says in Romans 7:18 “I have the desire to do what is right but I don’t have the ability”.
We need to realise that we do not have the strength or ability or wisdom to fight against sexual immorality. It doesn’t make us weak to admit we have a lust issue, having a weakness should not be a stigma as society in today makes it seem. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness because our weaknesses humble us and show us how merciful God is. We just do not have the ability, if we did then Jesus wouldn’t have had to die in our place.
Isaiah 40:28 says God gives power to the weak. Power is the ability to carry out something you are not able to do. So after praying about our lust issue we should exercise our faith and God-given strength by doing our best to stay away from situations that will make us fall, and trusting that when we do fall it’s human and God still loves us.
Because even when we do fall the bible tells us (Psalm 37:24) that we will not be cast down by God instead He holds us up in His hand. He wants to support us and not condemn us.
In Isaiah 41:10 God says.. Fear not for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will support you.
We need try and stop feeling like God hates us when we mess up, it just doesn’t correlate with all the scriptures in the bible that tell us all He wants to do is help us and love us. He is good, He is abundant in mercy and ready to forgive all those who call upon His name (Psalm 86:5) Forgiveness is my hardest lesson personally, but there is peace and security in knowing nothing will ever make Him stop loving us (Romans 8:35-39) so we need to come to Him boldly and receive His grace that will help us in our time of need.
Whatever the issue may be, there is no limit to God’s love, power and mercy.