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YoungandLost Anonymous
I Need God's Help- More Than Ever


Prayers are needed to heal a girl's fears and eating disorder.

My name is Danielle. I am a teenager, a very spiritual one at that. But lately what I've been going thorough seems to go beyond my spirituality. I have Bulimia, and I can't seem to shake it. I don't know how it happened- at first it was a simple, healthy diet so maybe I'd lose a few pounds and get skinnier. You know- to look and feel pretty. I started getting compliments from friends and boys, and before you know it, this diet thing turned into a full-fledged fear and obsession with what I ate, when I ate. And now I can't stop this- its way beyond me. And I prayed and I prayed to God, and I know I need to stop- I just don't know how. I just want this to stop interfering with my life and making me so miserable. I would be grateful for your prayers and your support.
 
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Tiberias
10/25/2006 08:49

My Dear, there is little I can say or do that will end your pain. Though I wish that I were a god and could make it all go away, that is not the case. None of us fully understand why we are here on this earth, or why we suffer the pain that we do, yet I can't help but believe that we all have a purpose, and that your particular weakness may prove to be your greatest strength. From this bulimia, you may grow and develop in ways you never thought possible. Those of us who have experienced terrible hardships are gifted with a special kind of wisdom, the wisdom born of experience. I wish that I could reach out from cyberspace and heal you, but that is God's job, not mine. All that I can do is pray, and that I shall do fervently and passionately, for you. God Bless the suffering souls.
Love,
JS


LaniSilverwind
12/17/2006 18:27

Honey, God gives us tests then teaches us the lesson. Perhaps though this test for you is tough, it is because you are to learn something from it. I have gone through several tests, and God refined me through them. I have faith that He will do the same thing for you. May the Lord bless you and keep you through this hardship.


kctalker
3/8/2007 09:24

Dear Danielle
My name is kc. I'm 19 and not to long ago I was in the same boat your trying to row. I understand exactly what your going through. I was oppessed with my weight and my looks. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried I couldn't be skinninng anoffe or pretty anoffe. I suffered with bulimia for almost a year. I couldn't stop and I couldn't find any help. I was hurting the ones I loved and most of all I was hurting myself. I keep waiting for God (himself) to come down and pull me out of this pit I had dug for myself. Then I was reminded that God helps those who help themselfs. I had alot to over come, but I knew I wasn't alone. I just had to take the frist steps and have faith that God would help me the rest of the way, and he did. I still get alittle insurcue about my looks from time to time, but I remind myself that God created me in his image and if God is perfect, then why mess with perfection??? The same goes for you. Good luck and God Bless.


nwright217
7/11/2007 12:40

Danielle,
My heart goes out to you. I know exactlly what you are going through right now. I have suffered from bulimia for 10yrs. This July will be one year since God came into my life and took this illness from me. I prayed long and hard every night and day. It's the prayers without ceacing that make the Difference. I would suggest that you let a friend or family member know whats going on, have some one to pray with you to Rebuke the control this disease has over you and your life. I promise to say a prayer every morning and night for you. I learned that keeeping something like that a secret only feeds it's desire to over power your life. This is not something easy to stop, and I know how each bite of food taste. I pray for you sweetheart. God placed this obstacle in your life for a reason unseen by you or even others. Keep praying, keep believing. God bless you every minute as you overcome this. Dont be discouraged about how long it took me to overcome this, I was weak in spirit and in faith for many years and I never let anyone know. I wanted to fight it on my own. I didn't want others to know what I was doing. One day I just felt it was time to open up and ask for help. You did an amazing thing asking for help and prayers. God bless you.


Arual22
8/14/2007 20:52

Hey sweetheart. I have been through very similar trials, and I can tell you asking for prayer in this is a HUGE step! Believe that you are a strong, beautiful girl and if you have a true desire to get past this, you will. You may always have thoughts assesing your intake but as long as you realize that, and stay stronger than those thought, and know your made in God's image, i promise you will be okay. God will never lead you where you cannot stand. Know that..and know that GOD LOVES YOU! You will be in my prayers girly. Take care of you.


drawkcab
11/7/2007 21:38

Danielle,
It is noticeable in you request that you need help. But we all have more than one thing to worry about. My prayer for you is that you follow the advice below as I did, and not only will you find healing of the flesh but the healing of your spirit.
A person must stand always in the word of God, and if you stand in the strength of God, there will never be any pressure from the world, which you cannot withstand. Always remember Ephesians 6:13-18; “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; And above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all pursevariance and supplication for all saints.”
I have written a book I haven't published yet because I feel there is more God wants me to put in it. Remember patience is a vertue, and it is needed when dealing with our savior. God moves only at the right time. Understand that many a time our own hearts are involved here. God grants healing through grace according to the condition of our hearts. I wish there were space here to explain the full meanings that are given in the putting on of the armor of God, but there isn't. However, if you would like to receive the complete chapter on this subject E-mail me at:
thomasunderwood@bellsouth.net
and I will send it to you via an attachment to your E-mail.
May God keep you and help you in this trying time of your life. and always remember these two things;
Gal. 2:20; "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
and;
Ps 119:165; Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.


jami84
12/7/2007 11:55

Hello. My name is Yasmeen and I have been suffering and struggling with bulimia for almost 3 years now. I don't remember how this horrible demon began to eat away at my relationship with Christ but all I know is that I am desperately seeking deliverance. I have prayed and prayed about it for so long and I am beginning to wonder if I am a child of God and if God is hearing my prayers. I just don't understand why this stumblingblock won't go away and I am tired of failing Him. Please earnestly pray for me. If you any words of advice, that would be great.

Thank you and God bless you all.


MERIJAYNE ANGEL
12/22/2007 02:09

Dearest Danielle and Jasmeen. 35yrs. ago I had the same problem. I ended up having a stroke and having major surgery on my stomach. They also had to remove my gall bladder due to the acid destroying it. I still have pain due to the dammage I did. Girls, please 1-pray constantly for God to remove this compulsion from your heart 2-ask for help from someone you can trust, someone who will not judge you 3-if necessary, get good medical help. My love and prayers will be with you both. And, I will ask my church to add you to their prayer list. Jennie Lee


MERIJAYNE ANGEL
12/22/2007 02:24

Dearest Danielle and Jasmeen. 35 yrs. ago I suffered from this same compulsion. I ended up having a stroke and having major surgery on my stomach. They also had to remove my gall bladder due to the acid produced by vomiting. I still suffer pain from the damage I caused. Girls please 1-pray constantly for God to remove this compulsion from your heart 2-ask for help from someone you can trust, someone who wont judge you 3-if needed, get good medical help while you still can. All my love and prayers will be with you both.I will also add you to the prayer list at my church and Bible Study group. In Christ Love, Jennie Lee


Valentine
1/5/2008 17:30

Dear All,

If I may offer a different view.

Bulimia' s foundation is a Control Issue. Or; a feeling of LACK of CONTROL; in important areas of your life.

It is NOT the EATING that makes one addicated(although after "starving it taste good); it is the PURGING that RELEASES ENDORPHINES (those Feel-Good Chemicals) that are *ADDICATIVE.
* (In regards to addications: You can never get enough of what you don't want.)

It is that "feel-good" emotion in your personal life that you really are seeking. Bulimia is a (silent passive/aggressiv) cry for help for others to stop doing what hurts you.

We think we are hiding our secrets, but the truth is our secrets are hiding us.Self-esteem comes from the self...not others. Or it would be called other-esteem.

To change yourself, look at what you fear and hate. Start there.

Life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself. Don't seek to find out "Who you are." Seek to determine:
"WHO YOU WANT TO BE!"

Because, the only thing in the world you can change is yourself....and that makes all the difference in the world.

PS:
The elevator to success is out of order,
You're going to have to take the stairway, one step at a time.


JerZeyGrl
2/20/2008 10:16

Danielle,
It's been almost 1 1/2 yrs. since you submitted your story. I hope this message finds you healthy. I also hope you've learned that Bulimia is a disease that you just can't "shake". It will always be a part of who you are, but in realizing that you can't "control" it, and surrendering to that fact, you will be able to cope with and live with it where it no longer controls YOU. This might sound crazy...but in order to "beat it", you have to stop fighting it because it will win every time. If you let it take who you are, it will. Giving yourself to God, the support of other people(especially people with the same disease), and growing to love yourself and realizing there is nothing wrong or bad about you; then helping and showing others how you did it...That's what will keep Bulimia in remission for you.
You are in my prayers, you are not alone, and thank you for reaching out...that was your first step towards recovery.
Yasmeen,
You cannot do this alone. God, and the support of other people who have been in recovery from this disease can show you how and help you. Join a support group. It's like any other disease...Except you have a choice whether or not you let it kill you. There are actions you can take to put this, and KEEP IT, in remission!!
God Bless


Sandy Lau
3/24/2008 02:02

Hello,

I can definitely relate to this as I am currently struggling with the same monster. I am thankful that I came across this today as I am in great despair. I have tried all I can to rely on God to overcome this horrible illness; however, I am not succeeding. I don't know why I just cannot control my actions and behaviors although I have gone through lots of therapy and have submitted to God regarding my issues. I am weak and am getting impatient with God. I am very upset at myself for not having more trust and wait for His timing; but, it is just so difficult when I’m suffering and being torture physically and psychologically. I wish so much that God will just take this away. Can someone teach me how I can just have faith? I want to, I read the Bible, I pray and have sought help from my church; yet, I am still in despair?! I feel as if I cannot hold on any longer.

Sandy


amleo227
5/26/2008 10:14

Hello, Danielle, and to anyone else suffering with eating disorders and other addictive/compulsive behaviors.

My name is Annie, and I've been through the very same thing---bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating---as well as other peripheral behaviors with my spending, relationships, etc. The illness, which I consider to be a spiritual sickness, pervaded every part of my life!

I have recovered by the grace of God. Completely. I had tried practically every recovery approach out there, including numerous 12-step fellowships. Nothing seemed to work. Until I just "happened" to find Recoveries Anonymous online. www.R-A.org

I am not a representative or an employee of this non profit organization....just a grateful member wishing to share the message of hope. Recoveries Anonymous differed from the other 12-step programs in that it is a solution-focused 12 step program. It helped me to locate and utilize the spiritual solution, outlined in the Big Book. There are no dues or fees for membership. And it is open to anyone with any problem or behavior, or simply for those who are desiring to live a spiritual life.

I cannot recommend it more highly. This program opened me to God....and God saved my life. If there's anything I can do to help you recover, please don't hesitate to contact me: amleo227@gmail.com

Take care and God bless!

Your friend,
Annie


sweetbabyboo5
6/23/2008 03:30

my dear as someone around ur age u have 2 realize there will always be someone talking or saying something about u but as long as ur happy with urself it doesn't matter. are you happy if not ur doing it for nothing. may God be with you, you will be in my thoughts


whereami
7/2/2008 22:49

I really need God. I am so lost. I am 20 years old, and three years ago I started college. After the first semester I started throwing everything up because of the stress. then I started getting compliments on my physique from friends and guys so I just wanted to stay skinny. Bulimia has stayed with me, and I cannot get rid of it. please pray for me. I am a believer in Christ, and don't understand why it takes so long for His resolution. I'm so sad and hopeless about it. please pray for me.


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