Recently, I have fallen back into lustful sins (to respect forum rules I won’t go into specifics). I have tried for months- no, years- to stop the cycle of quitting, relapsing, quitting, relapsing, and it was only recently (around the summer) that I found out how sinful my acts are. I have tried many things to quit, praying, Googling solutions for habits (I was desperate), and I have made little progress. I can’t seem to stop, and I am ashamed all the time at myself and it hurts my self esteem. To make matters worse, I rarely receive Communion. I fear that any of my acts, despite possibly being lessened due to habit, are mortal. I confess these sins, but they do not go away.
I always try to avoid and fight the sin, and I am so fearful of whether or not they are mortal. My inability to stop demoralizes my desire to resist. I fear Hell, and I feel as though Confession seems to not work (to help me quit). I ask God for strength, which helps (sometimes) but why isn’t he helping as much as I need? Please pray for me. If you have any advice (IE I am too scrupulous) please share. Thank you all, and God truly bless you.