If you are anything like me when you find yourself struggling, embattled by sin or temptation you feel alone. Your heart and soul feel empty. Will anyone understand? Will anybody notice and care enough to ask how you are?
These were the questions I often asked as I was struggling with same sex attractions. My heart and soul felt empty. For years I was too scared to even begin to share with someone. But as I did, things began to change. Change for the good. I realized I was not alone. Although the people with whom I shared my story with did not share the same specific struggle as did I, I could still find wisdom from their story and battles with sin. Yet to be honest there was still a level of frustration as I felt they truly could not understand even though their intentions to do so were genuine.
In time, as my courage and desperation for help grew I found books to read and ultimately ministries offering help. Ministries for those that struggle with all sorts of sexual brokenness including homosexuality, and pornography addiction. If this is an area of struggle for you I strongly recommend you check out Restored Hope Network (RHN). On their page you will find many ministries across the country. On many of those pages you will find the stories of others on their journey of freedom with Christ. These testimonies along with mine are to let you know you are not alone and there is hope for you! Feel free to contact me as well by clicking on the Contact page. I would be glad to hear your story!
I encourage you to seek out others with whom you trust to share you story and to support you in prayer and walk beside you on your journey – whatever your struggle may be. I have a number of brothers in Christ that do this for me. My friendship with them has been a very significant piece of my freedom story. Words cannot begin to express what these men have taught me about Godly masculinity through their words & actions and pointing me toward Jesus and truth.
James 5: 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Hebrews 10: 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
You are not alone and are called to be on this journey with others.