Bible Verses for Those with Binge Eating Disorder

Even if you have binge eating disorder, the Bible has principles applicable to your recovery. Please know that God can speak to you through His Word and help you in your recovery. Let Him help you as you strive to break free of binge eating disorder.

Do you find that you sometimes stuff yourself with food because you are also stuffing your emotions? Do your feelings make you so uncomfortable that you turn to food in an attempt to avoid feeling them? Perhaps you never learned healthy ways of expressing your emotions or never felt it was safe to let out your feelings. But as you no doubt have realized, the inner pain does not just go away on its own.

If you need a safe place to express your feelings, remember that God is available at all times. You can pour out your heart to Him just as David did in Psalm 25:16-19,

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied: free me from my anguish. Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.

The Lord always stands ready to listen.

You might sometimes feel out of control, but even in those moments you have something solid to reach toward. God’s strength is always at your disposal, and He is there to comfort and lead you at all times. Psalm 16:7-8 even tells us that God counsels us.

I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will never be shaken.

Let Him be your rock when you feel unstable or out of control.

It takes time to learn healthy ways to express emotions, but why not start by just letting them out to the Lord. When you’re tempted to stuff your feelings, remember Psalm 62:8,

Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Let Him be your safe place.