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Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
May 4, 2024

I hear a lot of confessions about pornography. Both men and women, young and old, married and single schedule a time to talk and, for the first time, bring their darkness into the light. 

My response to these courageous confessions is almost always the same. First, I tell them God loves them. Second, I thank them for trusting me enough to talk about it. Third, I try to figure out how intense their struggle is. Fourth, I ask them a question: Whom in your life could you talk to about this?

For some, that question is easy to answer. But for others, it’s met with silence. It’s hard to know who would respond well to their sexual sin, whom they could trust, and who would want to help them fight for self-control.

How about you? Whom in your life could you talk to about this sin (or any other)? If someone immediately comes to mind, praise God! Reach out today and keep confessing. But if you are unsure, here’s where to start—pray for people. Pray that God would open your eyes to a person who is fully capable of walking with you, someone in your church or in your circle of friends, someone who would be honored to pray for you so you may be healed.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7,8).