Picture it in your head, teen girl. If you’re anorexic, you’re standing in front of a mirror in your underwear and you see yourself weighing the same that you did when you first stopped eating. But in reality, your body is grossly underweight and your bones are showing!
If you are a saved teen girl, truly born-again and you love the Lord, then something is not right. You can get over this eating disorder but you will need to allow God to help you.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Jesus Christ died for you! He asks that we glorify Him in our body and spirit. Before you can glorify Him in your body, you must first work on your spirit. This is where reading and studying your Bible comes into the picture – prayer is a big part as well. Memorize Scripture that will comfort you, like Psalm 121:1-2. Know where your help comes from and rely on the Lord to help you!
The reason you are where you are right now with this problem is because there is something in this life that you are allowing to control your emotions. Maybe it’s your rebellion toward your parents and not eating is your way of staying in control of your life. Whatever the reason is, the bottom line is that you want control. But the Bible teaches us otherwise.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Jesus wants to be in control of your life so that He can help you with your problems. He wants to help and is ready to help – but you must allow Him. He will give you the strength you need to eat healthily. He will give you the strength to let go of the chains that bind you. Applying God’s Word to your life is what will heal you, teen girl. All we need to know is found in your Bible!
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
This does not just apply to anorexia but any other situation in life that “holds” us. Some have issues with drugs or drinking. These same chains that bind them are binding you. It is time for you to allow the Lord to heal you.
Matt 11:28-30 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
Jesus, your Shepherd, wants to help you with your burdens, teen girl. He will not allow you to have more than you can handle if you will just allow Him the opportunity to help. His way is not a burden – He promises to lift your burdens! Let him 🙂