Friday, July 17, 2015

Looking for Answers in all the Wrong Places

Why is it when we are troubled, confused, depressed, bored, etc., we run to the refrigerator or pantry for a little solace?

Why do we think we'll find something in there that will make the situation better?

Could the answer really be hidden at the bottom of an ice cream carton? Is it sandwiched between the two chocolate sides of a cookie?

Does "comfort food" really bring us long lasting comfort? Or does it just numb us to the pain temporarily and then leave us bloated, miserable and feeling guilty on top of everything else.

Food is not the answer to what ails us!

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Jesus has the answer. Jesus IS the answer.  Bring your heart's concern to Him and he promises to give you rest. Rest from carrying it, worrying about it and trying to solve it. Just lay it all at His feet. Ask Him to lift it from you or to show you the way. 

He knows the beginning from the end and all the details in between. He knows the plan He has for you and He will lead you to it and through any troubles along the way. Trust Him. Hold tightly to His hand and let go of that refrigerator door!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight. 
Psalm 3:5-6

After Thought: Some of us turn to food, some to the bottle, some to drugs, some to another person to sooth our angst and meet our needs, but none of that will satisfy. Turn to the Lord and be fulfilled.

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3 comments:

  1. Yes! So true!
    Btw, I love that verse!!!

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    1. Me, too, Joy. I lean on that passage heavily when I don't understand what's going on in my life, because I know that He fully understands every circumstance and that He has it under control.

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  2. A great reminder. Expecting food to sooth what troubles us is just a vicious cycle. We overeat so we feel guilty, so we eat to sooth that feeling, and on it goes.

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