You are bored or stressed or hurt. Something is hard in life and you want a break. What do you grab for that you hope will protect, soothe, and comfort? Whatever it is--shopping, overeating, drinking, drugs--promises relief, but never delivers. Instead, you are left feeling empty, anxious, guilty, and wanting more.
David Powlison shares that God made us for rest and pleasure, not for an obsessed and unsatisfied life. Understanding the true pleasure that comes from loving God and enjoying the good gifts he has given us will reorder your thinking and bring you freedom from your obsessions. Take the practical suggestions that David Powlison outlines here and see how your pleasures increase and your obsessions decrease.
About the author:
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D.David was the Executive Director of CCEF before his death, a faculty member at CCEF and the Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He wrote numerous articles and books on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology.