I started watching Homestead Tessie’s YouTube channel probably three years ago. It has been a joy to see how her faith and health have blossomed during this time. I recently left a comment on one of her videos on her second channel (The Lord Spoke to Me, This needs to Stop) and said this:
I watch many of your videos, but I think I’ve only commented once. One thing is very clear to me. You have healed and blossomed in significant ways over the past eighteen months. When you speak now, it simply flows from you in a way it didn’t before. It’s a testament to what the Lord has done in healing you emotionally and spiritually. You are so very correct to simply ignore the detractors and literal haters because they thrive on negative energy. Don’t give them any of your valuable time or energy. The Lord has given you too much good to share with others to waste time on them. May God bless you!
It truly has been a blessing to see how God has worked in her life. I hope you enjoy this video and are inspired by her experience.
Thank you for sharing this. I could relate. Our family has experienced devastating trials this year and some of the worst part of it was experiencing condemnation from other Christians. I understand a little of how Job felt as his friends tried to figure out what sin he was hiding. I have gained 16 lbs. as I’ve definitely found some comfort in food. I’ve already known that I have to make a change. This was helpful to me as a reminder that it’s not just a health issue, but it’s also what’s going through my mind as I rehearse the ugly things that have been spoken. Thank you. You’ve blessed me for at least 18 years now.
Thank you so much for leaving this comment. I am glad the Lord used it to bless you. Ever since I watched Tessie’s video, the idea of eating your emotions has popped into my head many times. It’s something I’ve always known as a truth in the world, but something about seeing how much she has changed over the past few years (physically, spiritually, and emotionally) has made it much more real. Eating my emotions is not something I normally do, but I can do it at times. Her story is a good reminder for me.
I hope the coming weeks and months will be better for you and your family. The past couple of years have torn so many families and friendships apart. It’s truly heartbreaking what has been deliberately done to the people of this country.