God, Adam, Eve in the garden in perfect fellowship
Fall of Man Every single thing is now broken, mankind is as bad off as we could possibly be
Results of the fall:
SHAME FEAR SORROW HURT GUILT BROKENNESS LONLINESS ALIENATION LOST
All these are conditions/emotions I can you and I can do nothing about they all render us
We develop ways to deal with the results
SIN (Sin fixes the fall temporarily short-term)
We use food, sex, money, etc. as an alternative to shame, sorrow, etc
SINS of RELIEF (Self-medicate) SINS of REVENGE
Appetite (over eat, $, things) Rage
Addictions (Drugs, alcohol, etc ) Murder
We cannot fix (heal) ourselves. We have to trust God and others to provide what we need.
For shame we need covering; fear security; sorrow comfort; hurt healing; guilt forgiveness; brokenness healing; loneliness someone to be with; alienation home; lost found. These are all things that we must trust God for and they are all things Jesus has provided.
(This illustration was adapted from a talk given by Andrew Olsen.)