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)”
God is waiting with open arms to provide shelter for you when you are hurting. The question is, will you embrace Him?
Be Blessed in Health, Healing, and Wholeness,
Take Back Your Temple
P.S. My whole life changed when I chose to believe that God has power to help me with every problem I have – including my weight problem. I dropped from a size 22 to a size 8! Faith starts with believing a word from the Lord. That’s why one of the eBooks in the Take Back Your Temple Program is “Prayers and Promises to Take Back Your Temple”.
In this special eBook, you get over a dozen scriptures and prayers specifically related to God’s promises for health and strength so you can gain physical, emotional, and spiritual victory every day. Check it out!
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