JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, when something weighs on your heart, you can turn to either your body or your spirit for comfort. When you seek to comfort your heart through your flesh—through food, drink, drugs or sex— the effect is fleeting.
The cookie soothes while you’re eating it, but as soon as it’s gone you need another for the soothing to continue. This of course leads to overdoing it— and the health consequences that follow.
When you seek to comfort your heart through your spirit, however, your spirit enlists the Holy Spirit for help. And by means of My Helper, your heart is not only soothed, it’s healed, leaving you joyful and healthy and ready to take on your next challenge.
The next time something stressful or hurtful happens and you feel an impulse to soothe your heart through your body, stop yourself. Take a time-out and close your eyes if you can and remember how much you love Me. Send up that love and feel My love as the Holy Spirit lifts your spirit. Rest in this prayer for a minute or two to give the Spirit time to reset and replenish your spirit in a way that leaves your heart healed and hopeful.
Although at first you still may feel the tug of your bodily cravings, restoring your spirit will make that tug easier to resist. And over time, it will disappear altogether.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
—Jesus to the crowd,