Is food your hiding place?
When emotional eating had me bound years ago, God revealed that food had become my hiding place.
I ran to food whenever I experienced feelings in my heart that I didn’t want to feel.
I used food to stuff down my frustration whenever I didn’t express my opinion for fear of others rejecting me.
I used food to mask that disappointment in myself when I refused opportunities because I was afraid of success or failure.
But over 10 years ago, God invited me to turn to Him as my refuge instead. From the safe place He offered the scared little girl inside of me, I discovered that I no longer had to be insecure nor afraid.
I was free to be me!
The enemy had convinced me that if I didn’t turn to food, that I would be left without comfort. But that was a lie!
Instead I learned that through the Holy Spirit, I had a built-in Comforter. He would never leave me nor forsake me. If you have been using food as a hiding place, then your Rescuer is here!
Meditate on the comforting scriptures below for reassurance. God wants to become your shelter, your refuge:
“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).”
“For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy (Psalm 61:3).”
“And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain (Isaiah 4:6).”
“The Lord also will roar from Zion, And utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for His people, And the strength of the children of Israel (Joel 3:16).”
“I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah (Psalm 61:4)”
Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. Do you struggle with eating too much sugar? If so, you are not alone!
Overcoming sugar addiction was a key factor on my journey to losing 85 pounds and dropping from a size 22 to a size 8.
In our 14-day Sugar Detox Challenge (inside the the Take Back Your Temple program), you’ll get the same success strategies and support to gain peace in your eating habits and achieve lasting weight loss success.
Original article: April 18, 2018; Update July 31, 2021
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