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Low Self-Esteem and Binge Eating2 min read



Jessika had a challenging childhood.


As a child, I had a difficult time getting along with others. I had problems with self-esteem and binge eating from 9 to 11 years old.

I ate without being hungry: out of sadness, happiness, anger, etc. My family, at the time, was going through financial difficulty.

In my adolescent years, the feeling of anguish and rejection remained. I did everything to please everyone, but it killed me inside. I lived with ‘friends’ who self-harmed. Until, one day, I tried to cut myself in different ways. I remember I didn’t feel any pain. It didn’t last, and I stopped after the first time.

Sometimes my heart squeezed, it felt like I was going to die, and I felt a shortness of breath. There were nights when I couldn’t sleep. When I would wake up, I couldn’t move because I felt someone was holding me. I tried to scream, but I couldn’t. Once, at dawn, I heard a voice that said that he could give me everything I wanted, everything that I didn’t have. I turned to see who it was, but there was no one.

Jessika was invited by two young women to attend a meeting at The Universal Church.

I felt that a heavy weight came off my back.

She came to the church with family and love-life problems, but she realized the need to belong to the Kingdom of God. Then she gave herself over to God completely. Today she says she is a new person.

Jessika before was empty, unhappy, fearful, and without any direction in life. Today I look back, and I cannot believe that this version of me once existed. I have infinite affection for the Lord Jesus and all the care He took in taking care of me. I married a man of God, I am happy, and I have peace. Today I live a new life.

The Universal Church
  • Universal New Ed. 343 

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