Is every person that had a very unhappy childhood have a problem with food, or booze, or drugs? I have no idea. Overeating was a problem before I became a Christian and after as well. I reached my highest weight after I became a Christian. Overeating filled empty places and spaces and just plain made me feel better.
The devil knows our weak areas. He knows how we’re feeling. He loves to keep us defeated, dejected, hopeless, unhappy and lost. He knows how to make us feel like there is no way out, and that’s it’s always going to be a struggle with nowhere to turn.
Satan is a sneaky devil. He will try and attack us with whatever he can and whenever he can to get our eyes off God and onto our problems and strongholds. We know he wants to overthrow God’s work in our life. We can’t let him. Paul said we “are not ignorant of his devices”.
lest Satan should take advantage of us. For we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11 MEV
Other translations uses phrases like:
- we are not unaware NIV
- we are familiar with ESV
- we know very well NCV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— Ephesians 6:10-18 NKJV