For most of us, the weight loss journey is a long and difficult road. When you feel like giving up or need encouragement, turn to scripture like these 20 Encouraging Bible Verses for Weight Loss, for guidance. God cares about your health and weight. Relying on God’s strength, guidance, and the truth of Scripture makes all the difference.
My 100 Pound Weight Loss
For 10 years now, I’ve been maintaining a 100-pound weight loss. I know all about the struggles that come in the midst of losing weight and maintaining that loss. You can learn more about my journey at my post about how to find Weight Loss Motivation.
20 Encouraging Bible Verses for Weight Loss
Using Bible verses for weight loss has been a huge part of my 100-pound weight loss. I studied scripture on a regular basis during the time I was losing weight. Here are some of the studies that were especially meaningful to me during the weight loss process. These are not specifically about weight, but they are about using God’s word to break free from the chains that bind us to our past:
I copied the best Bible verses and carried them around with me in my car, on my mirror, and in my calendar. I did all I could to see the truth of God’s Word everywhere I looked in order to combat the lies of the enemy that I had incorrectly believed for so long.
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20 Bible Verses for Weight Loss
Use the 20 powerful Bible verses listed below to guide your weight loss journey. Choose the Bible verses that are most meaningful to you. Write them in your journal, use them for Bible Journaling, or write them on note cards to put up around your house.
The important thing is that you read these verses on a regular basis so that the truth of God’s word sinks deep into your heart.
Your adornment must not be merely external-braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
I Corinthians 6:19-20
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:31
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
2 Chronicles 20:12
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.
I Samuel 17:47
The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink-even if you have no money! Take your choice of wine or milk-it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul!
Isaiah 55: 1-2
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
I Timothy 4:8
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
You satisfy me more than the richest of foods.
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
If you are struggling or feeling lonely in this weight loss journey, know you aren’t alone. I understand the struggle, and most of all God is there to guide you. The encouraging Bible verses above are just what you need to remind you that God loves you, values who you are, and will not leave you during this journey toward a healthier body.
What are your most powerful Bible verses for weight loss? Share in the comments below.
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