Anonymous asked: I've been struggling with an eating disorder for a long time now and it's not something I can really control, it's a mental disorder and I am getting help for it. I love God with all of my being and I am not only doing this recovery for myself but for him. The journey has been tough, but it's time for me to be tougher than this journey that I've been on. I was wondering how you feel on the subject and do you think God is upset or dissapointed in me? Thanks lovely xoxo
(I’m so sorry that I’m only just seeing this! I need to be more regular at checking.)
But do I think God is disappointed in you? No. That’s the beauty in His grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness. You are seeking help and not fighting this alone -which if anyone has a disorder or struggle, ALWAYS seek help. Fighting your struggles alone makes you your only source of direction and comfort, so if you’re feeling a lack of either of those things, you will only find yourself stumbling even more.
It’s awesome that you’ve included God in this, honestly there is no greater way to conquer your battles than through His strength! Remember this: He has made you victorious before the battle has even begun. God loves you, so much, and I think if He were to be “disappointed” it would be in the moments you choose live in complete defiance of him; living in sin and disobedience. Faith is a battle, but it’s also worth fighting.
You’ve got this and you’re in my everyday prayers! Thanks for messaging, hope this helps xo
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me,’My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Side note: sometimes our struggles are a way to let God lead, to let Him be the one we run to before ourselves. It’s only by His strength we are made with the ability to conquer, and it’s through this process we can endure so much more :)