Since we are what we eat, what happens to our health if we dine on junk food all the time? Our body doesn’t function as the Lord created it to function.
What food-thoughts cause us to feel grumpy, or out of sorts? Our heart is designed to think, feel, and make choices. What food-thoughts cause us to be depressed? Proverbs 12:25 says, “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.”
Anxious or glad is the fruit of our thoughts. Have you thought about that before? Proverbs 15:15 Amplified says, “All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil (by anxious thoughts and forebodings), but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast (regardless of circumstances).”
Depression is not rooted in our circumstances but in our thoughts.
Here is my challenge. The next time you are craving something, take notice of your thoughts. What are you thinking or feeling? It has a significant bearing. I have found that when I have a craving it can only be satisfied through the Lord.
Do you ever think about just getting away from it all? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? As you examine your thoughts you might find that you are dissatisfied.
Psalm 107:9 is the answer to dissatisfaction. It says, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Maybe you haven’t really tasted of the Lord lately. Psalm 34:8 says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.”
Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Filled means to be satisfied with food in abundance. Those who eat of God’s word, bringing it into their heart and ruminating on it, will find what they truly were craving.