Disguising the Pain

 

When the pain grows too intense, I began to notice the desire to eat or munch on treats, even if I am not hungry.

When we hurt it is only natural to gravitate towards something to relieve the pain.

To Avoid the Pitfalls of Emotional Eating….

However,  the emotional eating or shopping spree, only temporarily relieves the pain.  In the long run, it is still there, buried beneath the layers.

When I’m able, I discover that doing something productive such as taking a walk, singing, playing the piano or going for a drive, gets me away from the situation and helps me to focus my mind and energy elsewhere, instead of on the pain.  When I am doing these activities, I can pour my heart out to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:9 says, ““My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.”

I’ve thought that burying my emotional pain in food or things would go unnoticed, but it hasn’t.  The world sees the added weight that emotional eating has added to my body.

But where I am weak, the Lord is strong. No matter how much I try to disguise the pain, it is still there and the Lord knows how much I hurt.  Only He can help me to work through that pain and turn it into something beautiful and useful for Him.

How do you disguise your pain?

 

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