I Have a Problem

“Food is My Poison”

I
Food is my poison
Delectable and juicy

II
Food is my poison
Its reality grips me
From thought to throat

III
Food is my poison
Not your cup of tea
No gloating, just bloat
I have got to deal with it

IV
Food is my poison
I need help to better see
I’ve felt alone but not now in this boat
We’re removing specks and even thicket
Christ Jesus dissipate its effect; set me free

For a majority of my life, I have struggled with being overweight and being addicted to food. I have stretch marks, a big belly, and suck in and hide my weight, or so I think, from the world as best I can. From time to time, I enter into the same feeling of despair: I have done it to myself again; I’ve lost track completely; Am I ever going to get better?

The good news is that, even though I take 1 step forward and 3 steps back, next 2 steps ahead then back again, I have help in this struggle. I am grateful for Matt, Matt, Matt (Trifecta!), Peter, and now Andrew, listening to my confessions, speaking God’s love and forgiveness over me, encouraging me to grow, and praying I’ll be fully healed.

In the words cut and pasted from Unsolved Mysteries: If you or someone you know has any such problem with food addiction, please call on others to help you, and know you are not alone. You can fight this! You can be healed! Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine,” and I say not your poison.

Be present at our table, Lord;
Be here and everywhere adored;
Thy creatures bless, and grant that we
May feast in paradise with Thee! Amen.

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