Is Food your Hiding Place? (Comfort Scriptures)

By Kimberly Taylor

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Is food your hiding place?

When emotional eating had me bound years ago, God revealed that food had become my hiding place.

I ran to food whenever I experienced feelings in my heart that I didn’t want to feel.

I used food to stuff down my frustration whenever I didn’t express my opinion for fear of others rejecting me.

I used food to mask that disappointment in myself when I refused opportunities because I was afraid of success or failure.

But over 10 years ago, God invited me to turn to Him as my refuge instead. From the safe place He offered the scared little girl inside of me, I discovered that I no longer had to be insecure nor afraid.

I was free to be me!

The enemy had convinced me that if I didn’t turn to food, that I would be left without comfort. But that was a lie!

Instead I learned that through the Holy Spirit, I had a built-in Comforter. He would never leave me nor forsake me. If you have been using food as a hiding place, then your Rescuer is here!

Meditate on the comforting scriptures below for reassurance. God wants to become your shelter, your refuge:

“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).”
“For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy (Psalm 61:3).”

“And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain (Isaiah 4:6).”

“The Lord also will roar from Zion, And utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for His people, And the strength of the children of Israel (Joel 3:16).”
“I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah (Psalm 61:4)”

God is waiting with open arms to provide shelter for you when you are hurting. The question is, will you embrace Him?

Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?

I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered the truth of this statement:

“Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald

In the Take Back Your Temple program, you will discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.

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Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She dropped over 85 pounds through renewing her mind with Biblical principles.

  • May the Lord bless you, my Sister in Christ! : ) He’s made you a blessing to so many. Your struggle was not in vain! : ) God is good!

  • Thank you and bless you, Kimberly, for your prayer. I join you in this prayer for you too! Amos 3:3 asks, how can two walk together unless they are in agreement? If I find myself facing the opposite direction, confess that I am. Repentance is next – turn around! Now the adventure begins…it’s never boring walking with the Lord!

  • Wow, Kimberly, you’ve done it again! You have so clearly explained what has been a trap for me. If I put Him first and make Him Lord in my life, I’ll run to Him for refuge and not to food. Thanks for the reminder that He is truly interested in every part of my life and that He isn’t irritated with my daily cares.

    All the best!
    Diane K

    • Amen Diane! I was just meditating on this one statement: Enoch walked with God (see Genesis 5:24). I was thinking that if each of us make that our daily testimony, we can overcome anything that this world tries to trap us with. My prayer for you is that this is your daily testimony: “Diane walked with God.”

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