Rescued from the Deep #memoir

Rescued from the Deep #memoir wendylmacdonald.com

My faith is not shallow because I’ve been rescued from the deep. This is always the first thing I think of when I hear the word deep. Years ago, I had a battle with the mirror. I was losing.

• I lost too much weight.
• I lost my menstrual cycle.
• I lost my serenity.

Then someone admitted to me they were in a battle with eating disorders. That’s when I realized there was a name for what I was going through.

It was a relief to find out I wasn’t alone in my craziness. It was an answer to prayer to hear my friend’s confession. I went to see a specialist and was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

God diagnosed me as someone who needed to ask my church to pray for me. He healed me by drawing me closer to Him through prayer, Bible reading, and journal writing.

Rescued from the Deep #memoir wendylmacdonald.com

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Real friends aren’t afraid to share the deep with you. Sometimes someone is helped—even saved—because a person dared to speak daring words. This is what motivates me to share about the deep places I’ve been through. Maybe someone else will be encouraged to seek help for their situation.

I’m nosy-to-know if you have a battle story someone needs to hear.

He reached from on high and took hold of me;

He drew me out of deep waters.

Psalm 18:16 NIV

~

In my darkest valley

I stumbled and fell to earth

And cried out for healing

When I was at my worst

In my darkest valley

The Lord shone His Light

So I wouldn’t perish

When hope was far from sight

In my darkest valley

Morning finally dawned

And I was rescued

By arms loving and strong.

~ wlm

I’ve written this post in response to the Five-Minute Friday prompt. You can join here: Deep

You can hear more about my story on this podcast link here: Rescued from the Deep

Rescued from the deep blessings ~ Wendy Mac

Rescued from the Deep #memoir wendylmacdonald.com

17 thoughts on “Rescued from the Deep #memoir

  1. Dear Wendy, I am so glad that God rescued you and set you in His heart! How beautiful here: “Real friends aren’t afraid to share the deep with you.” What a gift you bring when you share the comfort that the Lord has brought to you. I am so thankful for the DEEP love that is in your heart. You are a blessing.

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  2. Good for you on sharing your testimony of how, when and why God rescued you from the depths of an eating disorder. May God continue to use this and other of your stories to bless those who need to hear them. Amen, Sister!

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  3. Thank you so much, Wendy, formsharing your story and testimony of how God rescued you. Wow, He is so good. Always. I had drug and alcohol abuse problems , as well as being suicidal. I read in a book that I can’t remember the title and author of – sorry! – to pray for Him to help me want to want to give up my addictions, if I couldn’t honestly say I wanted to give them up. Yep . . .He answered that prayer and rescued me too! :). Love and blessings and joys!

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    1. Thank you, dear Deb, for sharing with me how daring words in a book can be used to draw people to healing in Christ. What a wonderful testimony you have in Him. And your faithful blogging is a blessing to many of us sisters and brothers. ❤

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  4. Wendy, what a testimony! Thank you for sharing your story! It has amazed me through the years how God has used my brokenness that resulted from my parents’ divorce to reach children I’ve taught who were experiencing the same pain. I agree wholeheartedly that “sharing our daring words” can help others while healing us too! Your #fmf neighbor, Cindy

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