There is a power, an earthly emotion, that often overtakes us.
When we’re ‘stuck’ in the cycle of overeating, under-eating, purging, we are often overcome with fear. It’s a fear of what other people would think if they knew. It’s a fear of man, that displaces a loving fear of the one who made the universe, God.
Don’t let this earthly fear drive you. Don’t be so consumed by what men think, and use that fear to destroy the good gifts that God has given you.
Look at God’s promises in Psalm 145: 18-20, “The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.” God promises to preserve those who FEAR Him. He is a great God, an awesome God who deserves a loving and awe-filled fear.
Don’t fear man. May God fill you with the power, love, and sound mind, that only He can give. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”