Because dieting is like a thorn in the flesh and we can’t make it with willpower, we have grace. Grace is not just saving grace but its overcoming grace, empowering grace, and God gifts and abilities to do things we can’t do. God’s grace was sufficient to overcome Paul’s thorn.
“9And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
God’s grace is more than enough to help us overcome the temptations that come our way and try to thwart our weight-loss efforts. So His grace helps us in the failure cycle at the temptation and craving level. He empowers us to make the right choices. We are no longer under the dominion of the diet. We are under the liberating freedom of grace.
When we are weak is when grace steps in and makes us strong. Instead of concentrating on the problem of the diet temptation, we concentrate on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. When tempted, just say, Thank you Lord, for your grace is sufficient for me.”