For me, eating well is the key to my good health. I know that, so why do I stop eating healthy foods?Some days I don’t eat fruits or vegetables at all. Instead, I choose easy, convenient, processed, carb-related foods. This tends to be a pattern in my life. One day I’m eating all the healthy foods that make my body feel good and thrive. Then a yummy treat presents itself! I eat it because I think I deserve it or because I just want to! Sometimes I justify it by thinking I am a good person and should reward myself frequently. So I give in, eat the treat, savor every bite, and really enjoy it. Then all my bad sugar cravings come back. I fall into the craving pit, eating only what I crave again and again. A few days later I wake up and feel terrible. When I feel terrible, I can’t do anything productive. When I’m not productive, my “to do” list gets pretty overwhelming. That’s usually when I cry out to the Lord for help because I’m overwhelmed and need His power to help me crawl out of the craving pit.
Prayer: Jesus be Lord and Redeemer of my life. Redeem what has been lost by my bad food choices. Help me get through my long “to do” list. And please help me feel better today.
God’s Word to Us: Daughter, I love you and want to help and redeem the time you feel you have lost by bad choices. Let’s go forward today. This is a new day, with a new beginning all fresh and new. You will make better choices today and feel a whole lot better too. Then maybe we can cross some things off that list of yours. Thank you for coming to me with this. I’m glad to help.
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”
The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
to those who search for him.”
My Heart’s Cry for us is to remember that Jesus is our Redeemer. He redeems our life and gives it back to us so it’s worth living again. And he gets us out of the slimy pit of despair. He helps us accomplish the tasks we need to do.
Is food your slimy pit too? Does what you eat affect how you feel or how your current diet is going? Read Lamentations again. He is our hope. I am so thankful that He is with us. He is good to those who depend on Him and who search for Him. Even though I sometimes fail to make healthy food choices, I know He loves me and will always help me when I ask Him.