Oftentimes, we find ourselves dealing with so many things that are beyond our control. We are faced with many obstacles and challenges in our daily life and use different ways of handling them. We tend to find multiple ways of dealing with a lot of things that are on our plate. One way may be overeating or stress eating.
Things that we deal with in life make us want to use other mechanisms or outlets to cope with different issues that we encounter. Stress is something that can be detrimental to our bodies. We are not made to be put under a lot of undue stress. Stress can cause our bodies to have a negative reaction when dealing with high-pressure situations. We tend to use various methods of handling these types of issues.
Stress eating is something that puts our bodies through a rigorous grind when we use this as an outlet. After we finish gorging ourselves, we then look in the mirror and we do not like what we see. We tend to pick ourselves apart and put ourselves under this microscope and began to bash ourselves with constant abuse of telling ourselves that we can’t overcome this battle. We then, in turn, feel depressed and feel like it’s a no-win situation and that tends to lead us down another road we don’t want to be on.
There are so many ways we put ourselves in these super pressurized traps that we find ourselves in a downward spiral. After falling into these deep dark places, there seems to be no end in sight or as some may say, no light at the end of the tunnel. And in these tunnels of life, we tend to get stuck in what seems to be these no-win situations. But there is hope. There is a way out. You can overcome these strongholds with prayer, fasting, and replacing your old habits with new practical ones that will help you handle all that's on your plate.
The word of God tells us: "The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you". Psa. 9:9-10 "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh". "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds". 2 Cor. 10:3-4