Wrapping up the sharing of my testimony, suffice it to say, He truly did complete the work of healing and freedom that He had begun in my life.
Over the next couple of years, old thoughts and beliefs would at times try to creep in, but the difference now was that I recognized these as the enemy’s fiery darts and knew how to fight them (with the truth of God’s Word). In time, the darts (in this area) stopped coming altogether.
While I know some have gone through similar experiences (or know someone who has, or currently is), for others I know the battle is entirely different.
Either way, I pray this has been an encouragement to you that we serve a powerful AND personal God. He knows of your struggles and hears the cries of your heart. Just because change is not immediate or because you don’t “feel” any different, it does not mean that He is not with you or that He is not working within you. Continue to look to Him. Continue to read and meditate upon His Word. Continue to meet with older believers who can support and encourage you. There is no formula. Trust me, I wish there was!
For more than 20 years, I have met and continue to meet with women and girls who have this very same struggle, to varying degrees, simply to be *one* of their support people, and I have seen the Lord bring victory and freedom to so many. But it’s never been quick and it’s never been without struggle. But it’s always been worth it. You are not alone. And you are not without hope.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Thank you for reading, my friends,
PS – Last year, I spoke with my mom about the experiences and struggles she had, from a parent’s perspective, as I battled this eating disorder. We invite you to listen to that conversation and are so thankful her words have resonated with, and offered hope to, so many parents. Click on image below: