Scott,
Sorry to hear u r struggling. The advice he gave you depends on your belief that God can handle your burdens. Just like your skit in the YouTube video. He is saying to release this chains to God and claim the victory. It is tough to do at times when we feel like their is no hope. I don't know any easy answer to what you got going on. You seem to me like a man who knows Gods power so you know he is th ultimate comforter is these triggering times. Your friend seems to know what works for him and his problems. That is why , I believe, he told you this. I wish I knew how to help or what to say my brother. I will pray for you friend. We have victory from the devil when we rebuke him in the name of Jesus. He must flee. Wishing you the best
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Ephesians 6:13

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her