It is hard to understand why fear, guilt, anger, addictions, and other such things grip people without relief. People suffer under such miserable problems for years without deliverance. Many can find help from doctors, drugs, and psychiatrists, but one important area of help is mostly neglected. God has answers for many such people who need freedom and healing. With so many differing opinions on what is wrong and how to fix it, people tend to get more confused, instead of free.
God made the universe with scientific laws. He also made man with spiritual laws. When we rebel and break His moral and spiritual laws we suffer consequences just the same way we would suffer consequences if we break His scientific laws.
32 “Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
33 ‘Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’
34 “And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” (NKJ)
Let’s look at your soul but use a chess board to illustrate your soul. Your soul is your mind, will, and emotions. You are a spiritual being and live inside a body. For example, as you express yourself and live your life you use your mind, will, and emotions. Then, you process your thoughts through your mind by speaking to your friends with your mouth, and also emphasize your thoughts using your will and emotions to enhance your communication. Now let’s follow our illustration.
Jesus said when we do not forgive those who offend us that God the Father will deliver us to the torturers until we pay for our bitterness. The chess board shows the stronghold on your soul. Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” (NKJ)
The word “place” is where we get the idea that when you do not forgive, you give Satan ground in your soul. He has a place to build a stronghold to attack, torture and try to enslave you. Fear, depression and anger are examples of emotions out of control because of false ideas. Your mind gets clouded with false ideas and you begin making excuses for sin and start suffering the consequences for violating the scriptures.
2 Corinthians 11:3 states, “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” Weakness to temptations are from the satanic torturers bending your will to slowly stop you from doing what is right, and you begin falling to temptation. 2 Tim 2:26 explains, “…and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” (NKJ)
Without self-control, lust and sin begin to explode in power over you. Guilt and doubt grow. Uncontrolled anger causes conflicts with others. Your soul becomes stressed! 1 Peter 2:11 “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,” James 4:1-3 “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” (NKJ)
And remember, your body is directly affected by what happens in your soul. The consequences of unresolved conflicts of the soul are many different physical diseases.
When you become wise enough to look to surrendered ground for a place where your problems lie you will be on the fast path of victory! Not every problem is spiritual, some are physical, but looking at the spiritual first is a requirement of God and encouraged at every communion service you attend if you are a Christian. 1 Corinthians 11:28-30 “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.” (NKJ)
You surrender ground to Satan in three ways.
1/ Ephesians 4 says first through immorality [lust of the flesh], “have given themselves over unto lasciviousness…”
2/ Also, greed [lust of the eyes] opens the door to Satan, “…to work all uncleanness with greediness.” [19,28]
3/ Finally bitterness [pride of life] opens the door, “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.” 
God has given us powerful weapons to break Satan’s strongholds and receive freedom. Jesus already defeated the devil and fulfilled justice by dying on the cross for your sin.
1/ Therefore, you must humble yourself by admitting your sinful actions, plead for forgiveness and stop practicing them.
2/ Confess each one as God convicts you, you will never be free until you accept God’s complete justice.
3/ Claim your freedom through the blood of the sacrifice Jesus made for you.
4/ Ask God out loud with your voice to take back the ground you surrendered to Satan.
5/ Tear down the strongholds of your mind by filling your mind with the truth of the specific scripture that contradicts the lies you followed. As you persist in studying those passages and understanding them God will begin to transform your mind.
6/ Then, last but not least you must completely forgive your offenders.
This is a quick overview and more study and research on your part may be necessary to discern your problems and see your way to freedom. If you need help contact us. We like you have problems, and found God loves to free people.