We can be freed from sin

Several years ago, an article in a Christian Science periodical mentioned a healing of an addiction to Internet pornography. Before I had read more than the title of the article, two thoughts came to mind. The first was, “I can relate,” since I had suffered from a similar addiction for years.

The second was almost to dismiss the healing, or at least to think of it as an exception to the rule, because I had suffered from the addiction for so long and had failed to see complete release from it despite my diligent efforts and prayers to be healed. How was it, I thought, that this person could experience healing through prayer, while I had not? When I first picked up and read the article, I had grown tired of the battle. 

However, the hope of healing that the article gave ultimately inspired me to keep praying. And here’s the good news: I am now completely healed of the addiction, and the healing didn’t take forever. There has been a complete, lasting cessation in my experience of both the addiction and the online activity it engendered. I am convinced of the healing because I have changed and grown spiritually so much that there isn’t even a hint of anything more to be healed in my thought about this belief of addiction. The whole thing is simply dead and buried. 

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July 13, 2015

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