Gut healing is such a trendy word. And this year I kind of got sucked into all the parts of it including the diet culture that weaves itself in and out of gut healing. Now I’m not talking about gut issues like Crohn’s, IBS, IBD, or any other bowel diseases, but I’m talking about having struggles with restriction, coming out with gut struggles because of that restriction, and listening to the lie that I should ‘restrict’ certain foods or not eat certain foods in order to heal my gut.
The Lord restores. That’s what I can say this year again and again; for a LONG time I was really discouraged about my gut issues; I didn’t think anything could be resolved. I became afraid of some different kinds of foods, because I thought those were doing something to my gut, but I realized that the anxiety about those foods was actually creating more digestive distress for me.
I don’t know exactly what the years of restriction did to my gut, but it didn’t do good things to my gut. My gut became really sensitive, and only this year have I really headed straight for the problem, asking the Lord for healing, for courage to do the things necessary in order to heal.