Food on the Floor: And other Ways of Escape (Sugar Sober Series)


October 29, 2014 by Beth Hess

Tonight, it was my husband who saved me from myself.

I wanted another large tea (unsweet, of course) on my way home. And if I’m going through a drive-through. I might as well pick up a cheeseburger, too. I was starting to get hungry. And it had been a hard day.

I counted out enough change from the bottom of my purse for the treat. No trace of it on a debit card that way. My own secret indulgence.

Not sugar. But addict behavior, nonetheless.

And then he called. My husband’s ringtone coming from the passenger seat.

I am only a block from McDonalds.

And by the time we finished the conversation, I am nearly home and already past every fast-food restaurant.

This time, my husband’s voice became my way of escape.

But it’s sometimes been a missing debit card. A broken milkshake machine. Power outage. Going back for a 2nd helping and finding it already gone. Food falling on the floor.

God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Sometimes “Just Say No” works to push back the lions of addiction.

Sometimes God gets creative with a way of escape.

But there is always a way. If I take it.


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3 thoughts on “Food on the Floor: And other Ways of Escape (Sugar Sober Series)

  1. […] a stranger but will run from him, for they don’t recognize his voice. (John 10: 3-5) Day 29: Escaping Temptation … There is always a way out.: Sometimes “Just Say No” works to push back the lions of addiction. Sometimes God gets creative […]


  2. Cheryl Smith says:

    I could so relate to this post…how many times has God done this for us? He sees our hearts, dear friend. He knows how much we want this and how weak we are, so He often interjects His detours to keep us from falling. I love that verse…”Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling…” He has our backs…and our lips…and He often prevents us from falling by distracting us from temptation. So thankful for you!


    • Beth Hess says:

      Such an important addition to the conversation here, Cheryl. Yes, I praise Him repeatedly for helping me up when I do fall. But He’s also there PREVENTING the fall, too. Thank you!


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