The bible says you should treat your body like a temple but sometimes anxiety & insecurity makes it hard. What is your opinion on eating disorders?
They are not a good thing.
Jesus bore stripes on His back so that you don’t have to cut yourself.
Jesus is the bread of life so you don’t have to starve or stuff yourself.
You’ll never find lasting peace apart from God. It just doesn’t exist. There is no goodness without Him.
Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
Trusting in God is the best way to combat disorders of any kind.
And the best way to build faith and trust is to spend time with the on you’re trusting. Pray and don’t stop praying. Read the Bible consistently and expect God to work inside you.
And trust that God’s going to heal you and give you peace. It might not look like what you expected, but if you trust in Him, He will.
It might be instantaneous.
It might be over time.
It might be through modern medicine.
It might be through solid counseling.
If might be today or tomorrow.
It might be in 5 years.
It might be at the final resurrection.
It will happen if you trust in Him.
Hey! So can you help me with a question ? My girls youth group have been having. How can I explain to them that “secular music” is not right ? They want an exact verse that says it. But in my eyes there is no right or wrong. When we do something we have to ask if it's something that praises or is parroted by God ...
Secular just means anything not sacred. I don’t think the secular song “Happy Birthday” is a sinful song to sing. I also don’t think singing about the love someone has for their wife or daughter or tractor is bad. It’s bad when we start talking about how inappropriate this one girl in the club was and how it got us lusting after her in our heart. Or when we start talking about how much we want wealth and fame and everything for ourselves. Or how we are god of our own lives and no one can tell us what to do.
Music itself isn’t a moral concept. It’s amoral. It’s not good or bad. But like many other amoral things, (wealth, fame, etc) it can carry or amplify a moral message. Music is holy and unholy based off of the content of the lyrics.
Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. Philippians 4:8
And probably the best passage for evaluating media:
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5