Lord, is that true? Is there hope I’ll get back to where I once was?
To begin with there’s always hope. Next to get back where you once were, let go of your abundant, unnecessary food.
Would You remove this love of food from my heart? Also, would You grant me an increase of love for You?
After losing 90 pounds, I told others how You helped me lose weight. Now I feel trapped by my “self.” And this love for food has me trapped in defeat. Since I don’t know what to do, I can’t fight it. After all, I’m weak.
Child, I’m your hope.
Lord, You never stopped me from overeating.
To begin with Child, the desire for to stop overeating has to come from you. I won’t go against your free will. Therefore you’re free to choose.
Lord, my free will caused me to gain weight. My free will chose to overeat, and to run to food. But I can’t stop it and You won’t stop it. So what am I to do? Now I’m trapped.
How do I defeat this “self?” How can I gain victory over this self that defeats me and holds me in bondage to excess food? Will I ever have freedom or victory again?
In fact, I’m your victory. Now give your “self” to Me for I am stronger. I can defeat your enemy of “self.” Through My power, you can have victory.
I am the way, the truth, and the light. If you give your self to Me, I will set you free from this entrapment of self and defeat.
Yes child, for I am your victory. Come to Me.
What do You want me to do? How can I stop eating at night? What’s the magic trick to stop me from reaching for food?
Child, there’s no magic. There’s only My power. And I’m all powerful.
In fact Lord, You’ve never stopped me. So how will this be different?
Child, you’re good at surrender in the morning. Then at evening you give in to “self” and it’s desires for fleshly self-gratification.
Lord, I’m trapped in “self”. What can I do?
To begin with, replace your nighttime snacks with talking to Me.
Lord, how will this work? Will it work?
Child, you won’t know unless you try it. In fact I’m your answer. I’ve always been your answer. For this reason come to Me and let’s talk together.
Yes Lord, here I am. I give myself to You.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil. Hebrews 6:19
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15: 13
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Romans 8:25