Perhaps you are a lot like me and find that, a lot of the time, food is more than simply nutritional fuel for my body. It becomes a source of peace, comfort, entertainment, and shelter for me. It's not always easy to turn to Him, but I know I can find all these things in Jesus when I am tempted to turn to food to meet my emotional needs.
Psalms 63: 3-5
"Because your love is better than life, I will glorify your name. I will praise you as long as I live and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods, with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
Verse five of this portion of Scripture has been continually on my lips for several weeks now. "My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods." The Lord has been showing me He is enough for my soul. He nourishes me in every way. I don't have to turn to anything else when I am hurting or feeling empty or bored or upset. Food will never do for my soul what Jesus can do.
How many times have I turned to food for comfort when I should have gone to the Lord? Why do I do this? Why do I look to food when I have the God of the Universe so close in every way? Lately I have been trying to meditate and claim this verse when I have wanted to turn to food, instead of Him, to meet my emotional needs. It has been amazing how when I speak the Word out loud, it helps me turn my attention towards Him. All of a sudden, the reality that He is more than enough rings loud and clear in my heart.
I know I am not alone in my struggle and temptation, at times, to turn to food instead of Jesus when life gets interesting and tough. If you connect with this blog, can I encourage you to memorize Psalms 63:5 and remember.....He will satisfy your soul as with the richest of foods! He is so much better than salty, savory or sweet treats! Can I hear an Amen!?
Have a great weekend....