That’s all I can think about right now. I want sugar… NOW! I read a verse at the rink this morning while waiting for the Kid. I’m turning to it because I know I “have no strength”:
11 Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, “LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.” ~ 2 Chronicles 14:11 (NASB)
The enemy wants me to give in to these sugar cravings. I do feel powerless but I know that by the grace of God, I am not!
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
Oh how I am weak!
18By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),
19And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,
20Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],
21Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. ~ Ephesians 1:18-21 (AMP)
So, I’m pulling out my index cards and praying this prayer from Beth’s book, Praying God’s Word…
“Lord God, according to your Word, where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint. (Proverbs 29:18) O Father, help me to understand that I have no power of restraint or self-control without your Word made alive in me by your Holy Spirit!” (found in the chapter on “Overcoming Food-Related Strongholds” p. 148)