Psalm 107:10-16 Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains, because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the plans of the Most High. So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. I sense that I am in this situation now. I can't help but think that some of these people in Psalms were Israelites who were to inherit the blessing of Abraham. But because of their rebellion they got into lots of trouble. Therefore, I think that Christians can find themselves here too. Maybe I'm all wet. But I'm hoping God helps a fallen Christian the same way. It's a humbling thing to be stumbling in darkness, a prisoner suffering in iron chains. I can barely get out of bed in the morning, because my mind is so upset, and I feel hopeless and discouraged. I've called on the Lord to help me - oh, have I called on Him. I have been in therapy for porn addiction for years, and I have agreed with God I need to quit, so I've given a good effort to stop the cycle of addiction/shame/guilt. I've repented, in other words. Now and then it seems too overwhelming and I fall back a step, then forward 2 steps, and it's a journey. I've told my girlfriend I can't be having sex with her. On top off all this I suffer from mental illness, and I talk to people who also have it, and they all have excessive guilt patterns and troubles sexually, especially those with bipolar tendencies. I'm really trying to trust in God and hand my life over to Him. I don't feel like this is very easy sometimes. Those verses in Psalms reassured me that even the wicked can turn to God in prayer and find His help. Does anybody have any thoughts about this?