Over the past 2 episodes, I have emphasized how faith and love are essential in your journey toward food and body image freedom in Christ, so what’s left? Hope…of course! Hope is another critical ingredient for your walk to true freedom in Christ.
What is it like to live with an unhealthy or disordered mindset regarding food, eating, weight, and one’s own body? It is distressing! Worse yet, and more importantly, it becomes enslaving. The thoughts and emotions that drive you in these areas can imprison you over time. The emphasis on what, how, why, & when to eat as well as despair over your shape or size cause your eating, dieting, and exercise decisions, but they also leave you with negative emotions. Then these negative emotions drive further decisions, and on and on it goes.
You can see that something that should be as natural as eating and enjoying God’s gift of food becomes distorted and becomes quite a tyrant in your life. This can feel hopeless because we feel helpless.
So today we are talking all about the HOPE you need and that is available for you!
We looked at these Scriptures:
What Builds Hope: 1 Peter 1:3; Romans 15:4, 13; Romans 5:3-4; Psalm 119:114; Psalm 71:5; Psalm 33:18; Romans 8:23-25 (also mentioned: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Titus 3:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Ephesians 1:18).
What Hope Does: Romans 5:5; 1 John 3:3; Psalm 42:11; 1 Peter 1:13; Psalm 62:5; Proverbs 10:28; Psalm 10:28; Psalm 146:5.
Do Your Own Study on the Hope of the Gospel: Romans 4:23-5:21
Here are some helpful resources and important links for you!
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