I received a food-issues-question from a friend today -
Does it ever just end, Kendal? Is there complete victory or is it an ongoing battle like Paul’s thorn in the flesh?
And I love that I can answer her with hope -
Victory over food issues? I think it's like any other addiction or chronic problem, sometimes God chooses to remove the thorn completely and immediately, never another guilty moment, never another temptation so that we rejoice in deliverance. And other times he chooses to allow that thorn to stay so that we learn to rejoice in his sustenance. My thorn? Finally, after years, is a tiny, itty-bitty splinter that I have mostly forgotten. But for a good eight years, food/fat were my main.thing. Now, I can barely remember that woman who refused to gain weight, was afraid of food, whose every waking moment was about achieving a caloric deficit....
and this victory-over-thorn declares the glory of the lord. amen.
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