If you like this page, you’ll love Bible Verses for Eating Disorder Recovery which has 125 scriptures divided into 30 categories! It also has tips on memorization and meditation.
If you’re looking for something to cling to during the tough times in your eating disorder recovery, perhaps you’ve thought of searching the Bible. This article as well as the e-book mentioned above can help you start your search.
Do you wish you could be assured when you’re afraid, tempted to engage in behaviors or weary from fighting? Do you long for comfort or to know someone understands how hard this time in your life is for you? Then why not look to the Bible in your recovery? Find verses below to help you in these and other areas.
When you’re tempted to engage in behaviors
“But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” I Cor. 10:13
When you feel hesitant to pray about your eating disorder
“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Eph. 3:12
When you feel weak or weary
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isa. 40:29
When you need comfort
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18
When you feel afraid
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Ps. 34:4
When you long for healing in your heart
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” Ps. 34:17
When you would like assurance of God’s love for you
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom. 8:38-39
When you feel no one understands
“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Heb. 2:18
When you need to focus on how God sees you
“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isa. 49:16
When you struggle to change your thoughts
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Phil. 4:8
Keep these verses close to you so you can refer to them during your most vulnerable moments or even while you’re celebrating your victories. Perhaps you’d like to write them down and put them on a mirror or refrigerator or slip them into your purse or wallet. If you don’t mind memorizing, maybe you’d like to cement them in your thoughts. Use these truths to combat the discouraging and negative thoughts that come to mind. May these verses inspire you in your eating disorder recovery.
By Laurie Glass