I have to admit my biggest struggle with food is that sometimes I eat too much of it.
Usually when we find ourselves overeating on a repeated basis, something else is at work. Many refer to it as a form of emotional emptiness.
My emotional emptiness stemmed back to coming home from school and being told, “Your daddy left us.” Many life-struggles since then have left me feeling alone and empty.
When I couldn’t figure out how to fill what my heart was lacking, food became a comfort. I finally realized that overeating was adding to my hurt – not soothing the pain.
One by one I’ve gone to those memories and said, “Yes, this is a circumstance of my life, but it doesn’t define who I am.” Overeating only reaches my stomach and can’t ever fill my soul.
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Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst
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