I have always believed that living a healthy life is essential. Recently, I had a session with my scholars after graduating in Theology school and was asked about the verses in the Bible that one can read for weight loss.
As a Christian and theologian, I researched and found the Psalms that discuss weight loss.
Therefore, I decided to write this article to encourage you with the verses that can help you with your weight loss plan.
6 Psalms to read for weight loss
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
In this verse, God says He will guide you on the right path and watch over you. It is to show you that God can guide and strengthen you on your journey to weight loss since it can be difficult at some point, and you might feel the need the urge to give up.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
In this scripture, the Psalmist acknowledges that he knows God created him wonderfully and fearfully. It explains that you should not discriminate yourself in any way.
Even though you would want to start a weight loss plan, you should keep in mind that you are God’s greatest creation.
“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.”
David says that even though he has gone through trouble and distress, God’s commandments give him delight. You might find it challenging to delight in eating healthy and working out.
If you remain consistent with your weight loss plan, you will reach your goals and learn to delight in God’s will.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
The Psalmist acknowledges God as his strength and shield. He trusts in the Lord and God help him. It explains that you should trust in God in your weight loss journey.
If you put your Faith in him, you will be joyful because he will keep you strong in heart through the process.
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Here, David blesses God’s name and says that He satisfies his mouth with good things, and his youth will be renewed. It is to show you that God will provide for you with foods that are good for you and your health.
Junk food cannot renew your youth. During your weight loss journey, you need to focus on foods that will bring you good health.
“I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
In this verse, David says the Lord satisfies him more than the richest of foods. It means that there is more to life than just food.
If you are on your weight loss journey and you feel the urge to relapse, just remember that God can give you the strength to have a resilient spirit to battle with the urges.
How to use the Psalms to pray for weight loss
Most theologians believe that to lose weight, you must put in more work physically and mentally than just praying.
However, you can use some of the verses in Psalms to encourage you to be consistent and to remember that you can accomplish your goals if you trust in God.
You can use Psalms to pray against temptations that will make you relapse in your weight loss plan, Psalm 34:17, speculates that the Lord will save you from troubles when you ask Him for help.
You can also use it to feel proud of your current self and become better in your journey. Psalm 32:8, God created you wonderfully and you should rejoice in His name.
How does reading the Psalm help you with your weight loss?
Reading the Psalm can help you with your weight loss journey because it has encouraging verses that can keep you strong in heart when you want to give up.
Psalms 10:17,says that God encourages and listens to those with desires. If you have the desire to lose weight, this Bible verse can help you when praying to God as you continue with your weight loss plan.
Pray to God and read the verses in Faith, besides putting in the work, you will soon see the results of your weight loss plan.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.