A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, I’ve always had a tendency to snack away my anxiety, but after an especially stressful winter, I’ve put on more than 20 pounds. Thing is, the more I try to discipline myself, the more anxious I get—so within a day (or even hours!) I’m dipping back into a bag of chips, a box of cookies or whatever else I can find. Spring is coming and I need to get a handle on this fast! Please help!”
—Paul in a letter to the Romans, 14:17
Wisdom of the Word
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the
Holy Spirit. We understand and yet… We often turn to false fixes like food, drink and shopping in times of stress. We know they’re no substitute for the comfort You offer. Why do we choose them over You?