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The Best Recovery Psalm: verse 15

December 8, 2009

bible15 My eyes are ever on the LORD,
       for only he will release my feet from the snare.

I continue to get great benefit out of Psalm 25.  It has been so helpful to me in my recovery.  This verse today is especially good.  It is a great verse of hope.  It is also a reminder to us to check to see what we have our eyes focused on.

Sexual sin ensares us.  Our present behaviors.  Our past behaviors.  Our emotions.  Our wounds.  Bondage comes in many ways.  At some point the person in recovery hits a point where the snare becomes so overwhelming that he has to look to the Lord. 

I enjoyed a life of fantasy and masturbation for a long time.  But in the middle of my sexual sin there is a sense of shame and failure.  Even though things feel good for a moment, the shame still came.  A sense of defeat and sorrow.  I tried to get away from my behaviors, but I kept falling back in.  Eventually, I let my lust take me into Internet porn and trying to act out my fantasies with my wife. 

I did not see the snare, but it had its strong grip on me.  When I got found out, I was awakened to how ensnared I was by my addiction.  I was devastated.  All of the sudden, I had no where to go for help. 

My eyes are not on the lord many times.  Even when I’m trying to do right and recover, my eyes are on other things. 

  1. Present circumstances
  2. The mess I’ve made
  3. Consequences
  4. Temptations, triggers
  5. Our friends, our support group, our spouse
  6. Our self
  7. Our past

David’s eyes were on the Lord and he was released from the snare.  For him it was the snare of enemies.  For us it is sexual addiction. 

David can be released and so can we. 

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