God-shaped Hole

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“And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (HCSB)

I’ve gotta tell ya, someone asked me the other day why I was doing this. You could tell she was interested, but seemed….embarrassed for me. (She doesn’t know me very well.)

Some of you may be asking the same.
In a nutshell, here’s why: There’s more to me than just this.
But this is the pit I’m in right now, and before I can move on to other things, the Lord is requiring me to deal with this.

Here’s the best part: I used to only apply the verse “peace that passes all understanding” to people who are in dire, complicated situations. But I read it again this morning, and I think it applies here.

See, I’ve exposed this to light. And when you expose the deep dark places, satan has no authority in it anymore. What was once a gripping, swirling, torturous place is calm and peaceful. Seriously, I’m really not joking here.

I am not struggling with overeating or not wanting to exercise. It used to consume me. I would vacillate between self-righteousness and self-loathing. And when I read that verse, it kinda smacked me upside the head…this peace within me is from the Lord, because I have set this before Him…and an overflow of peace is guarding my heart and mind during this process.

And as crazy as you think it sounds, I’m dead serious. I tried explaining it to John last night, but I’m not sure words can express the freedom I’ve found here. The best analogy I can give you is that there is a God-shaped hole in me, and I’ve quit trying to fill it with food. When I asked the Lord to come into this place WITH ME, He came with His mighty strength, and
an abundance of peace and clarity.

Blessings to you today, sweet friend.
kris

“I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.” (Psalm 143:6)

Day 10 (yesterday): walked 2 miles with kids at Walking Wednesday
Day 11: walked Lucy 2 miles. Did 30 pushups, 30 sit-ups, and 30 chair-squats.

Join me on this journey?
MyFitnessPal – kristiglowe

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