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Dr. Cindy Trimm 2018- Confronting The SPIRIT of an ORPHAN

It is written in The Word of God…

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Hosea 4:6 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Hosea%204:6&version=KJV

Be educated today in The Name Of Jesus!

God wants to set YOU FREE Today!

The freedom journey is different for everyone and not always so short or simple, but it’s worth it. It’s worth it because through the deliverance and healing/inner healing process we are able to draw closer to Father God, The Lord Jesus Christ and The Precious Holy Spirit! We become more like Jesus through the freedom process! It’s such a wonderful feeling and immeasurable blessing to do this through and WITH GOD! The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob! The greatest Love Story ever told, from Genesis to Revelation!

You can read The Holy Bible online for Free if you CLICK HERE.

If you would like a FREE BIBLE sent to you in the mail, CLICK HERE.

No matter who you are or where you are, Jesus will meet you right NOW! He loves you sooo much!

God loves us too much to leave us where He finds us though. Surrendering your life to God through His Son Jesus is the best and most important decision you will ever make.

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I know personally that pain and trauma can hinder us from understanding and believing God’s Love for us. Praise God for Jesus though! Because of Jesus’ Love and The Power of what He did for you and me on The Cross I have personally tasted this Blessed inner healing of the human soul! You can have this priceless blessing too for yourself because it is for all mankind. I pray this blog post encourages you today.

Know YOU ARE LOVED! Right now! ❤️

Personal Journey

What Must I do to be saved? Where Can I do it? And Where Must I Go?

From Brother Chad’s YouTube Channel:

Most people when you ask them claim to be Born Again..Most people claimed to be saved..but what does that Truly mean????

As we race toward the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ….the deception is ramping up….

This Is My Most Important Video I Have Ever Done. Time is truly Short…The Prophetic Superstorm is gaining speed like never before as we approach the Glorious Coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ . The Most Important Message that needs to go out is the only Truth that matters….That Truth is Jesus Christ…Him and Him alone is the only entrance into the Kingdom of God…Just as it was in the Days of Noah…there was one door into the Ark for safety…everyone aboard the Ark was spared from the horrors of the flood that destroyed everything else….Jesus Christ is that door! You must enter into that door for eternal safety! The door is still open but it is closing fast….the best decision of your eternity can be made right now! Right where you stand! Jesus Is knocking at the door of your heart! Will you let him in???? Help me share this with as many friends and family members as possible…because truly the Day is Approaching! The King is coming!

Romans 10:9-10King James Version (KJV)

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

John 3:3King James Version (KJV)
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 10:9New King James Version (NKJV)
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

1 Timothy 2:5King James Version (KJV) 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Acts 4:12King James Version (KJV) 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

John 14:6King James Version (KJV) 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Romans 3:23King James Version (KJV) 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23King James Version (KJV) 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22King James Version (KJV)
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

for any questions on how to begin this amazing new Journey in Christ Jesus
email me at christsaves88@gmail.com!

 

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Freedom After Addiction: How God Can Keep You Drug Free

Entire Collection HERE

A word from Rev. James Young:

Hello I put a collection of videos to share How God has kept me drug free and alcohol free for 30 years. 

If you know someone struggling with this issue pass this along. 

Also subscribe to my YouTube channel at Rev. James Young. 

I post new Bible teaching lessons every week. Also check out my blog 

At: revjamesyoung.weebly.com

I post new Bible teaching weekly also.

God bless

James

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What I Found in the Dark.

I spent most of my childhood, teen years, and early twenties hating my body. It was never good enough. The one year that I was able to get into a single digit two-piece swimsuit, I still didn’t look like page 23 in that month’s issue of Seventeen!!!

Discrepancy is defined as… a conflict or variation, as between facts, figures, or claims

The ideal-me I dreamed up, founded on the looks of pop stars and celebrities of my time didn’t ever match up with who I really was, nor does it now…with my current appearance and who I have become. It’s so strange to now actually be okay with who I am. I have a lot of weight to lose. I can definitely relate to Kelly Clarkson right now, currently a plus sized beauty, dealing with public fat shaming. Who are these people to tell us what is beautiful and acceptable? If the fields of the earth were covered in Lilies alone, wouldn’t it be boring? Sunflowers, Daisies, Roses, Marigolds, and all the rest makeup the perfect mix the Lord created!

I didn’t get here on my own. Being above a particular weight was NOT AN OPTION at age 16 for example. Now, I’m relaxed but putting forth the effort to achieve a healthier weight. My eating disorder and body image struggles no longer govern my life. Freedom, peace…I’ve been liberated!

You might ask how?

I sought treatment of course in both private and group therapy with the aid of medication as well. Those were essential and definitely set me on the right course, but…

The keystone element, the stream in my desert that freed me from myself…was God!

In the darkest of days, it was difficult to entertain thoughts of Divine comfort and healing from God and Jesus Christ…but it did happen. Treatment for our greatest struggles in life is such a blessing, but can you imagine how much more powerful, how better an outcome there is…when the Creator of the Universe is behind it all!?!

When I let go and let God in on my treatment, things got better. Not overnight, or even in a few months. Its different for everyone, but when I began actually trying to have a relationship with Him on my end of the line, praying and seeking His Truth…My wounds began to slowly close up-and over time, no more “Band-aids.” Patience. I was restless and ready to move on with my life. So tired of devoting so much time and effort into therapy and learning to love myself. But, you know, it paid off.

Along the road to Recovery, as I walked with God I became enlightened. One night when I had my Bible out I stumbled upon this verse that changed me forever.

Psalm 139:14…

Amen.

God is the Great Physician, the Greatest Artist..a Father to the fatherless, a husband to the husband-less. The Lord God Almighty fills in those holes you and I know all too well. I spent so much time searching for something to complete me, to make me acceptable. I had no clue that It was there all along.

Just thought I’d share this as a little encouragement to everyone tonight. My prayer is that you will step back and consider your worth, your beauty.

God bless always

-Amanda

Anorexia, Bulimia, Depression, Eating Disorders, Personal Journey

What Eating Disorders are really about…

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While we still have a long way to go in terms of understanding Eating disorders, I believe we have progressed.
Many of us get that “Eating disorders aren’t about food or weight” because it’s the number one phrase that gets shouted from the rooftops by Eating disorder sufferers & Eating disorder support organisations (for good reason) it was/is such a damaging misconception. But what many people still don’t understand, is what they ARE actually about.

I feel like people avoid talking about what Eating disorders are about because they are SO complex, there are often many, many layers, an accumulation of different factors. It gets complicated. The most common phrase I hear…“I know that Eating disorders aren’t about food or weight…it’s about control.” Yeah. Often this is the case, the desire for control is hugely common but it’s a terribly over simplified explanation. The reasons behind the disorder are as individual as the sufferer him/herself, so it’s risky territory listing possible causes…But I’m writing this in the hope that it helps to broaden understanding of this illness and to shed some light into some of the darker, less spoken about underlying issues.

It’s not about food or weight…It’s about feeling unsafe in the world. It’s about feeling like we can’t trust anyone, not even ourselves. The Eating Disorder becomes “the reliable one”.

It’s about the feelings we can’t verbalize, that can’t be expressed through words so we try to “say” it with our bodies.

It’s about an extreme, intense feeling of being inadequate.  Like nothing we do or say or feel is “right”. “Not thin enough” often means something more painful to admit. That we are not enough. full stop.

It’s about feeling overwhelmed by life. Like nothing makes sense. Nothing is simple. The Eating Disorder gives us a sense of calm…to an outsider our life may look like it is in absolute chaos but it gives us the false sense of security we so desperately need. Problems that seem too big and complicated to deal with, feelings that are uncomfortable to sit with; the Eating Disorder provides us with simple, concrete answers to our distress. Our bodies are the problem and we need to fix the problem by losing weight.

It’s about needing to feel loved and comforted but feeling unworthy of real love and comfort. It’s about hating having needs and desires. For some of us, needs make us feel greedy and selfish. For some of us, having needs means we can easily get hurt if those needs are not met. For some of us, we don’t believe we deserve to have our needs met. We try to convince ourselves that we don’t need anything by avoiding food, one of our greatest primal needs.

It’s about having low self esteem. It’s about more than that, it’s about self hatred. A self hatred that could be there for another huge list of reasons. Our trust may have been broken by a loved one, we may have been abused: emotionally, physically, sexually. We may have done things we deeply regret. We may blame ourselves for painful experiences that have happened in our lives. We may not even know why that self hatred is there but we feel it in our core. It’s something so deep down, something in us that we believe to be dark, dangerous and disgustingly horrible. We believe we are “bad” people and deserve to be punished. We starve, purge, binge and excessively exercise because we feel like we deserve to die a slow and painful death. We deserve this miserable life.

It’s about debilitating anxiety and/or depression that we struggle to deal with so we use the Eating Disorder to cope. Some of us spend years swinging between depression and the Eating Disorder, when one gets better, the other gets worse.

It’s about being paralysed by perfectionism. In every sense of the word. Many of us have obsessive compulsive personalities and expectations that are so high we constantly feel like we are failing. We put ridiculous amounts of pressure on ourselves to be “the best”. We compare ourselves to everyone around us and constantly feel like we are falling behind.

It’s about the disgust we have for our bodies. Some of us have been teased and shamed for our weight by kids in the school yard, brothers or sisters, mothers or fathers. Some of us feel embarrassed by our changing bodies as we go through puberty. Some of us blame our bodies for acts of violation committed against us. Somehow, our bodies have betrayed us.

It’s about the environment we grew up in. Some of us grew up witnessing the messy divorce of our parents, some of us experienced the death of an important loved one, some of us were foster children, moved from household to household. Some of us were bullied for being poor or bullied for being rich. Some of us grew up in chaotic households. For some of us, our parents were distant, for others our parents were overbearing and overprotective.

It’s about secrecy and silence. We are all silently screaming for something. Love, help, escape, forgiveness, support, comfort. We use our bodies and behaviours to communicate instead of our voices.

It’s about fear. We are afraid of growing up, afraid of staying young. Afraid of our future, afraid of our past. Some of us are afraid of failure, some of us are afraid of success. Afraid of being too much or not enough. Some of us are scared we will not be brilliant or amazing or unique or rich or famous or inspiring or important or seen…or LOVED. We are afraid we will never find someone who will love us, unconditionally and some of us are afraid we will. Some of us are afraid of both. It’s these contradictions that can make life so confusing and scary and difficult to deal with.

It’s about holding onto something that gives us an identity. We are afraid that without the Eating Disorder, we are nothing. In some weird way, we think it makes us strong. We believe our Eating Disorder masks our fear, our shame, our vulnerability. The things, we believe, make us weak.

It’s about painful feelings and our belief that we are unable to deal with them so we use the Eating Disorder to numb the sadness, anger, hurt, shame, guilt, hopelessness, fear etc.

It’s about being an extremely sensitive soul. We feel things deeply and intensely. We are effected by others emotions easily and often take on their pain. Others feelings and problems become ours. We are emotionally reactive, we cry at the drop of a hat, the daily news makes our heart hurt and our mood plummet. We take things personally and over think E V E R Y T H I N G. We feel the weight of the world on our shoulders, like it is our responsibility to save it (the world).

It’s about subconsciously internalising the “Western Beauty Ideal” we are faced with day in day out. It’s about being bombarded with advertising that is constantly telling us we are not good enough.

It’s about loneliness. Like we don’t fit in or belong anywhere. Like no one understands us. Like we are somehow completely different to the rest of the human population. It doesn’t matter how many friends or family we have around us, this is a loneliness, an emptiness that we believe cannot be filled.

It’s about survival. It helped us to survive and cope with some horrific and painful life experiences.

It’s about being passive. Many of us, put others first at a huge cost to our own health and happiness. We say yes when we mean no and no when we mean yes. We struggle with being assertive and as a result often get taken advantage of. This only feeds into our unworthiness.

It’s about privacy, having something that is ours and only ours. Something no one else can touch.

It’s not about weight, but for some of us, it is. However, not in the way you’d think. Some of us want to shrink so that we become invisible. We want to become as small as we feel. We want to hide away. Our shrinking body becomes a metaphor for our shrinking soul. Some of us, want to become bigger so we can hide behind our weight. So that our body fat becomes our protection. So we become “undesirable” to men or women. So we don’t have to face relationships or intimacy or our sexuality. Things that terrify us. Our bodies reflect how we feel about ourselves on the INSIDE. What drains our spirit, drains our body.

It’s about being in so much emotional pain that you can’t even begin to allow yourself to feel it or acknowledge it, the pain the eating disorder brings seems like a blessing in comparison. We use the Eating Disorder to avoid and distract ourselves from all the things that are really going on, inside. More often than not, it’s an accumulation of any number of these thoughts, feelings, beliefs and experiences and there is bound to be plenty of other influencing factors that I haven’t listed. Everyone is different.This is just a list of some of the more common causes that I know of from experience living with my own Eating Disorder and being close to many others who have Eating disorders, it is by NO means the ‘absolute’ list.

Please also know that insight into these reasons takes time in therapy and a lot of self reflection and personal development…a sufferer doesn’t make a conscious decision to develop an Eating Disorder so they can avoid feeling emotional pain, for example. This is all going on subconsciously. The Eating Disorder masks all of this and convinces us that our only problem is that we are fat.

So if someone you care about is struggling with an Eating Disorder, instead of telling them to “just eat”, ask them what they believe is behind their Eating Disorder and don’t take “I’m just fat” as a valid answer…because that is NEVER the answer. No matter how strongly they feel that in the moment, it almost always goes much deeper than that.

Help us stop the silence. Let’s start talking about this on a deeper, less superficial level. One of the most important steps towards recovery involves allowing us to explore and express our own personal stories. We need to understand why we have developed an Eating Disorder and how it serves us before we have any hope of true recovery.


This post is an exact COPY from The Healing Nest on Tumblr.

This post is not mine, I claim no rights to it. I’m just amazed by the truth within the writing here.

Since I began struggling with my eating disorder at 16, found Recovery at 22, and up until now…This is just the most amazing way to explain what it’s like for us all. For everyone in the midst of the pain and the eating disorder in this moment, for anyone who wants to understand, or perhaps you would like to help them better understand you…this is by far the best thing I’ve ever found. Just…Wow.

 To view the original post, go here:

You’re not alone, precious one.

God bless.

 

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Start Your Day off Full of Spirit!

-Gathered posters via Google for an inspirational morning of God!

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Happy Things :)

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This morning I’m sharing some awesome, uplifting posters that I’ve gathered over time. I take credit for none of them. I’m just sharing the joy that they bring me! May God bless you today and always! Happy Lord’s Day!

~Amanda

 

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Human-beings. Things that Shimmer.

Flesh melts like wax.

Cars bend and fall apart.

Houses need new roofs, plumbing…repairs.

Careers are solid until/if your health declines.

Money is hard for most to come by, yet so quickly it goes.

The things of this world will never truly make anyone happy.

We can’t ever completely catch up. The madness is endless.

We see the richest of rich having affairs, plastic surgery, sex changes, and all sorts of things because even having it ALL on earth is not enough (Just being very wealthy doesn’t mean that you are doing these). There’s always going to be a longing for something more, no matter what your place in society concerning money and all else.

It’s amazing how the majority of what’s on television today is reality t.v. & It’s also amazing what passes the approval to become a reality show. People seem to eat it up. Human beings are very much caught up in the things of this life while missing the point. What happened to classic sitcoms-fictional characters facing everyday life stuff? The world is all grown up now, and far less censored than when I was a kid.

How much further can we take it?

The person most dedicated to his or her faith is not immune. It is very easy to become distracted by the things that shimmer, the things the flood our homepages and Facebook News-feeds.

Human beings are silly little creatures. I mean, we really can be. It is so mortal, so fleshy of us, and so carnal to become envious, and eat jealousy. To hate people for things they’ve done to us, when the truth is, we are just as capable of doing the same stuff to them, whether we believe so or not. Forgiveness.

Nobody is better than anybody else in this world. I don’t see reason for one mortal to be great and another small. It doesn’t matter what your life looks like to someone else, its what it feels like to you.

What are you living for?

You may be in a place of peace, happiness, any of all sorts of points across the spectrum. Perhaps the opposite end, severely depressed, and even suicidal.

This is another thing about us human beings. We experience sadness or darkness, and deal with our circumstances in our own ways, but the thing is, there’s more than just what we think or believe. I suppose when you are asked what you are living for, the question of why are you here may arise. It’s because these 2 things are tied together.

You were given life because you are supposed to be here. It may not make sense. Ever. But it is truth. Your life matters. Wherever you are, and whatever you believe or consider to be that makes up your very identity.

There’s so much more to think about than what we have here. Look at the headlines of the news, via paper or online. Anybody at least 20 years old can tell things have really taken a dramatic turn around in the last…years. Point is, we mustn’t take anything for granted, nor get too comfy here in this crazy world that is growing crazier day by day.

Do you know Jesus?

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There’s more than this. The Fountain of Living Water is outpouring, free of charge to all who ask.

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You Are Someone’s Miracle

We begin as blank slates, fresh from the womb, knowing nothing, spotless. Wherever we wind up after that and a bunch of psychology to boot determines how our personality, and the very perception of ourselves develop. There is so much information, theory etc… with that sort of thing. That’s not my point tonight, though. Even on my best day, at this point in my life I would be unable to really deliver a textbook explanation.

But you know, no matter what, we are absolutely 100% able to rise above and beyond our childhoods, troubling life lessons learned the hard way throughout the years like bullying or abuse. I’m not saying it will be just wiped away from our hurting minds and hearts. What I am saying is that though you may still carry the dark or troubling events & people that have hurt you, and the fact that even now, after all these years it still stings…You can rise above it all. The lingering pain can be healed. You can come to a true place of peace in your heart, despite all the memories. The thing is, we have to do some work to find that peace and carry on that work to maintain it.

Reaching out to others, trusted loved ones, friends, family, a significant other…and professional help. I am a living testimony that therapy does work. It will work for you-but you will only reap as much as effort you put in with your counselor. Developing insight is just huge. Sometimes meds can make a dramatic impact. It may take time with trial and error as we are all made differently, but if it works for you, it is worth it. *All credit goes to Jesus Christ, The Son of God. He is the Great Physician, and the one I choose to serve. The things He has done for me I could never count on this earth.* The healing of my weary soul has everything to do with this.

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No statistics, no linking of articles or anything tonight. I just want to offer hope. That is the blessing that I have as an overcomer. If you are struggling with anything that haunts you, interfering with your daily life, and leads you to believe a lie, do not give up. Miracles happen every day. There is light within you, whether you see it or not.

You have it in you, precious soul, to be someone else’s miracle.

God bless

Salvation is free

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