Dear beloved I am a guy of 23 years and have been battling with this issue of viewing pornography materials and masturbating for the past 4 years. I try all I could to stop but it proved futile. After the act, I feel guilt, will ask God for forgiveness and later repeat the process again. I AM REALLY TROUBLED AND DON'T KNOW THE WAY OUT.PLEASE HELP OF OUT.THANK YOU
Hi Freedom fighter, I’ll start by really commending you for your courage in coming out with and confessing this act because satan has used pornography and masturbation to hold a lot of people especially believers in bondage. This is a huge slap to the kingdom of darkness and I also want to assure you that confessing your weakness and seeking help/counsel is the first step to your victory.
One thing you have to understand is the fact that you can’t win this battle by your own strength. When the urge to view pornographic materials or to masturbate comes, start praying and cry out to God the Holy Spirit in you to strengthen you so you can resist that urge/temptation.
The Bible guarantees that our cry for help will be heard because Jesus is sympathetic to our struggle. He faced the same kind of problems we do. He “understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:15 NLT)
God is waiting to help you, why don’t you turn constantly and daily to Him more often? Honestly, you can’t do anything apart from Him! I know that sometimes, you might be embarrassed to ask God for help. But the Bible says, “Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.” (Hebrews 4:16 TEV)
God’s love is everlasting, and his patience endures forever. Ask him for help and then watch how He will help you overcome this temptation because He has already made a way out for you. Don't lose hope and never stop praying. It might not stop today but believe in your heart that God has started His work in you.
You can also check my blog archive to see where I fully treated a question closely related to yours. The title of the question in the blog archive is “In The Grip Of Pornography And Masturbation”
Remain richly blessed dear..