To you, the one struggling now, God wants your deliverance. He loves you very much. He knows your heart and sees the goodness therein.
The size of your pants doesn’t matter to God. He loves you no matter what size You are. What He hates is how you’re defeated and discouraged. He wants you to live victorious. It doesn’t matter to Him that you’re weak. Your weaknesses cause you to run to Him. Therefore He uses your weaknesses to bring Him what He wants most – you, all of you.
Don’t give up. God hasn’t given up on you. That’s the reason this struggle weighs on your heart so. He’s filling you with desire for your victory.
He wants you to walk in freedom, complete deliverance, and victory. This overeating is a bondage that’s had you tied up and defeated. He grieves when you hurt. It breaks His heart. He wants to see you free. I want to see you free too.
Remember God is our source. He’s the greatest counselor, friend, intently interested in you and your success. He doesn’t want His children defeated. He died to bring them victory, freedom, and complete healing of body, soul, and spirit. Spend some time today talking to Him about your issues. He understands. He is for you and your complete deliverance. You have victory just ahead.
He told me to eat only three meals a day to begin with just to break the pattern of continuously eating. Then after 40 days of success with that, He told me to cut my food servings in half. He never gave me a structured diet. He knew I wouldn’t be able to live with that. So He gave me a way of eating that I could live in victory with.
I did lose weight eating this way. Yes, there were times when I royally messed up especially during Christmas holidays. Due to my low thyroid, I can gain weight very quickly.
I do promise that if you try this, (don’t worry about dieting rules, just eat in submission to God) you will lose weight. We aren’t saved by works, we are saved by grace.
He only gave me three instructions- eat only three meals, no snacks, and half-portions. What I eat is my choice. I have learned in this process that too many half sweets make me slightly nauseous, I need a certain amount of protein to feel good, and sometimes a salad is what I crave. This was learned from experience, not following rules.
Jesus came to set us free from all that holds us in bondage which can include excess food, excess weight, and also excess dieting rules. He is our freedom. He is our victory.
Know this, your victory is from grace and unmerited favor with God. Just as you received the gift of salvation, receive your gift of freedom and victory.
He cries out to our hearts, “Receive My gift to you, My child, the gift of deliverance, freedom, and My victory.”
Lord, help me to trust You, listen to You, wait for You to lead, let go and let You handle it, and look for the victory where there seems to be no victory.
My child, I am with you. I will lead you and instruct you in the way you should go. I want to guide you with My eye, but you must look to Me versus all others. Look to Me for all your needs, all you do, and everywhere you go. Rest in the fact that I am with you always.
Now read My Word. See what I will tell you through My word. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22 NKJV
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8 NKJV