What we feed on affects every aspect of our lives. What would happen if we ate tainted meat? We would get physically sick. What happens when we ‘eat’ tainted thoughts? They would make our hearts weak and sick. Ugh!
That is exactly what we do when we dwell in negativity, critical assessment of ourselves, others, or circumstances, rehearse traumatic past events, etc. I think you get the picture.
I love to think about Psalm 37:3. It says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and FEED on His faithfulness. Jeremiah did this. How many times have you eaten the fruit of his words?
Lamentations 3:1-20 recorded his negative thoughts that kept spiraling down. Verse 21 changed the course of his thoughts. How? It says, “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.”
These powerful, sustaining words have been some of my anchor verses over the years. Verse 22-24 says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I hope in Him!”
When we begin feeding on the weeds of despair, like Jeremiah, we can change in an instant. Let us feed on the Lord and His faithfulness through life-giving thoughts. Psalm 104:34 says, “May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord.”