Yesterday, I shared with a group of my local church congregation that I still have issues with being disgusted with my body. The empty skin folds that remain after losing 150 pounds are mostly concealed by my clothing, but I know they are there. I wear them like the chains of Marley’s ghost, permanent reminders of the harms I have done in my past and that I am merely one bite from relapsing into indulging my junk-food addiction. One of my precious friends directed me to a song, which I am happy to share here. It was exactly what I needed.
"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup." Psalm 16:5
"Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife." Proverbs 17:1
"Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water." Exodus 23:25a
"The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." Galatians 2:20
“'My food,' said Jesus, 'is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.'" John 4:34
"Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul." 1 Peter 2:11