Anorexia

I've been struggling with an eatiing disorder. It's gettin bad. It's so exhausting. It's hard to keep all my faith in God when this eating problem is consuming me. I'm 16 years old & it's tearing my family apart & I feel like it's all my fault. 

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 | Prayer Request

Discussion

J.S. said on Jan 20, 2013 at 11:49pm

I recently took a college course on abnormal psychology and was surprised at what I learned. The root of many disorders, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and personality disorders is an alteration in self-esteem.
I want to tell you: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Jesus paid a high price for you. He would have come and died for ONLY you. YOU ARE VALUABLE. I just said a quick prayer for you and hope you can break free from these chains that might be holding you.
The Lord was gracious enough to help me escape other chains that were holding me…I am POSITIVE He can help you as well.
Much love and God bless you.

Shelby Lynn said on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:05pm

This is heartbreaking to hear! When I was in college I too struggled with an eating disorder. You’re right, it can ripple out and impact all your other relationships, with family, friends, boyfriends and many others. I remember during that time not just dealing with the eating issue, but with depression and anxiety too. 

So today, I will pray that you start to see the lies that have led to this. I remembered thinking that I had to be perfect for people to love me, that I had to do everything all on my own, or that if I ever admitted to my pain or my problems no one would want me. These are all lies! I pray you will believe TRUTH. That “...God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that we might have perfection of God!” (1 Corinthians 5:21). The TRUTH that you are loved no matter what you do!

I hope you will get help. From a therapist trained in eating disorders. Linda Smith is one in Fort Wayne that’s wonderful! You can also check out these online resources for more help:

http://www.something-fishy.org/

Or you can check out my blog where I talk about my struggle with an eating disorder, and how God brought HEALING. He can HEAL you, but you need to ask for his help:

http://partdance.blogspot.com/p/truth-vs.html

Hang in there dear one.
Shelby

Carissa said on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:10pm

It is hard to believe the words of the scriptures when you are internally stuggleing with your weight, and why you are currently in the situation you find yourself in. It is so easy for me to tell you that Jesus Loves you, yet it can be so hard to believe.  BUT HE LOVED YOU SO MUCH HE DIED JUST FOR YOU!.  If you can take a step back, and realize that even if you are not perfect by the worlds standards, you are still created in the image of GOD. Think of that…in the image of GOD. That is amazing that He would want to do that, and then go to the cross to keep YOU from eternal damnation.  IF God created you in HIS IMAGE, he must be pretty happy with HIS work.  Dont damage your body to become someone you are NOT! Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you would be with this young girl, that you will help to pour a peace into her heart that she will feel Your Love and Forgiveness for all things. I pray that you will help her to overcome this eating disorder…because with You all things are possible. May you help her to see YOUR CREATION when she looks in the mirror, not what sin has tainted. May you be with her family and friends, and the medical proffession that they can help to lead her to full restoration according to your will.  In your precious name I pray Amen.

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