Praise Report: Lost 63 Pounds After Learning To Rest In The Lord

I have been enjoying Pastor Prince’s messages and became very excited after reading his daily devotional entitled, ‘Lord, I Cannot, But You Can!’

I’d like to share that I have been very obese for all of my adult life and I’m now forty-nine years old. My weight at the start of this year was 333 pounds (151kg). I could barely make it up the stairs at home for bed. I was miserable about my size but constantly failed at dieting.

Finally, I gave up on trying to lose weight through my self-efforts and surrendered to God my area of weakness.

I knew I couldn’t bring down my weight but that He could, and believed that He would show me how. I also learned to declare my righteousness in Christ through Pastor Prince’s ministry, and experienced peace and rest by just depending on the Lord.

On January 22 this year, I started to eat healthily and lost sixty-three pounds by the end of May. I have a goal to lose a hundred pounds by the end of this year, and then beyond that to my ideal weight.

I’m also walking every day and enjoying all that God has for me! There’s not a doubt in my mind that I have been delivered from this weight problem and that we would reach our goal. I say “we” because I know that God and I are doing this together.

When people say they are proud of me because they know how hard it is to lose weight, I honestly think otherwise. It might have been difficult for me to lose weight before, but not anymore when I simply rest in the Lord.

Praise God for His goodness and for Pastor Prince’s ministry!

Joanne Mcnevin | Canada

8 Comments

  • Catherine says:

    I love reading your healing stories! They give me great hope and encouragement. I have issues in my life that I struggle with each day! I am wanting to free myself of my smoking, I have smoked for many years and I no longer want it in my life! I need prayer and Strength to let it go! Can you give me a prayer I can read daily not only for my smoking, but my high anxiety from life’s difficulties!
    I listen to your sermons and it seams it’s what I need to hear that day and it helps to to be calm! I gave my life to the Lord to live it for me! Because I cannot live it alone! I am also needing a drastic change in my life so that I can move forward and live as I am expected! For one, I am not married and will never marry my spouse, he is not a believer as I am and criticizes me because I am not perfect! So that alone is why I am working on a change in my life! I want happiness and to be free of any illnesses in my body and the addictions my body holds! Please pray for a happy and fulfilled life for myself and my daughter! So we can grow and live rightfully for our Lord Jesus Christ!

  • Philip Long says:

    I would like to read the daily devotional Lord, I Cannot, But You Can!’ Can you tell me how I can gain access to it

  • Emmanuel Juma Khaemba says:

    i thank you for being mig friend i haue opened many churches in my area also in different locations but i haue 4 probiems 1 i dorithave land to build churches 2 my church is not reg i stered 3 i haue opened school for orphans and un supported childs i stay on rental house and travelling at is a brobiem when comes to going in church aecause some churches gre fear from my home i request you as my finish my plan may god bleess and your entire family Rev Emmanuel Juma

  • Banke says:

    Praise the Lord. I have had a chronic problem of lateness since I was a child. I was always late to school, missed several lectures at the university due to my inability to keep to time. I did all I could but only succeeded in being punctual for a day or two. I prayed to God about it. Now, I have been punctual to work for close to two months. I set my alarm while I trust God to wake me up early and he does that. Sometimes, He wakes me up before my alarm goes off. I bless the Name of the Lord! Thank you Jesus.

  • Grace says:

    Please could you send me the article “lord I cannot, but you can.
    I also struggle with my weight and it affects my marriage. Thank you and God bless

  • Praise the LORD our GOD for Joanne praise report… I always seem to be amazed of God’s power. How he takes some impossible situations that we couldn’t see him do most unbelievable thing’s, miracles…. That’s LOVE immeasurable… I’m always in awe of his goodness… Jesus said it best on the two commandments he gave us… To seek the LORD our God with all our heart’s, soul., mind body and Spirit. And for us to Love one another. Amen

  • neha says:

    Praise the Lord!!! I am going to try this….

  • Anna Zwane says:

    Hallelujah Praise the LORD.Thank you LORD JESUS.

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