Eating Disorders, Part 2 (God’s Solutions for Today’s Problems #81)

God’s Solutions for Today’s Problems #81

Welcome to God’s Solutions for Today’s Problems podcast. This is podcast #81.

My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Ordained Chaplains USA and Life coach. We don’t have to look far to see that many people in the world are dealing with a variety of problems and are in need of solutions. No matter what problem you are facing — whether it is emotional, psychological or spiritual — Jesus Christ holds the solution that you need. As we walk together in this podcast, we will address a number of topics that exist in the world and present solutions from the Bible that will help you heal and live life more abundantly. Our aim in this podcast is: (1) to introduce you to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of all healing; (2) to provide you with information that will help you to understand the problem; and (3) to help you by providing solutions to your problems.

Our passage from the Word of God today is 1 Corinthians 10:31. It reads, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

Allow me to share with you some interesting points on this passage from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

The apostle takes occasion from this discourse to lay down a rule for Christians’ conduct, and apply it to this particular case, namely, that in eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring Him. This is the fundamental principle of practical godliness. The great end of all practical religion must direct us where particular and express rules are wanting. Nothing must be done against the glory of God, and the good of our neighbours, connected with it. Nay, the tendency of our behaviour to the common good, and the credit of our holy religion, should give direction to it. And therefore nothing should be done by us to offend any, whether Jew, or Gentile, or the church…Our own humour and appetite must not determine our practice, but the honour of God and the good and edification of the church. We should not so much consult our own pleasure and interest as the advancement of the kingdom of God among men.

Our quote for today is from Unknown. They said, “When you starve yourself you feed your demons.”

The problem we are discussing today is “Eating Disorders” (part 2) from the book, “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.

Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexics (those with anorexia nervosa) starve themselves to feel thin.
Even when weighing twenty to thirty pounds below the lowest recommended weight for their age and height, anorexics still believe they are fat. Body image is extremely distorted.
Anorexics consider hunger pangs to be good–evidence of their success at weight loss. They obsess over what they eat and how much they exercise.
Approximately 30-35 percent of college-age women have a diagnosable eating disorder.
Some estimates indicate that as many as 20 percent of anorexics may die of starvation.
Most anorexics are girls between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. A symptom of the disorder is that they stop menstruating or never start.
Many anorexics come from homes where parents held them to high or perfectionistic standards, which they were successful in meeting early in life. They may resort to anorexia when standards are challenged by permissive societal expectations.
The attempt at perfection is fueled by several fears.

— fear of fat
— fear of failure
— fear of being less than perfect
— fear of rejection
— fear of losing control

The treatment needed is a transformation from a worldview in which self-worth comes from appearance or achievement to one that values people as unique individuals. A person’s faith often helps in the spiritual transformation.

In our next broadcast, we will continue looking at the problem of Eating Disorders.

—–PRAYER—–

Now, if you are listening today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you have other questions about life’s problems for this podcast, please email us coach@ordainedchaplainsusa.org.

Until next time, my friend remember that God has a solution to all of your problems.

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