THE ANTI-ANXIETY DIET

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.

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Some people are very concerned about what they should or should not eat and drink.  There are those who fearfully watch the calories in case they gain weight.

 

Others are very careful to get all their food groups in.

 

Others refuse to eat meat. There are Vegans who only eat vegetable matter.

 

Others fret because they want to eat and don’t know where they will get money for groceries.

 

Jesus had some thoughts about those who get anxious:

 

 

Matt 6:30-34

 31So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

NIV

 

 

Jesus says that the answer to our worries is found in Him.  Look for Jesus.  Seek Him before anything else. As you put Him in first place, He says that you will be taken care of. You will get food. You will get clothes. But you need to put God and His ways at the top of your list.

 

Then Jesus says, don’t worry about tomorrow. Have you been heavy thinking about what’s next for you? Do you really know what’s going to happen a week from now? A month, a year, or ten years from now?

 

Of course, you don’t. There’s enough need in your life today. Focus on what you need to get through this day. You need Jesus to get through this day.

 

Jesus also knows what it is to have great need. He wants each of us to be aware of neediness of others. He is pleased when we take care of each other.

 


 

Matt 25:35

35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

NIV

 

 

On a night that Jesus needed support and love, more than any other night of His life, he sat down to eat and drink with His friends.

 

 

Matt 26:26-28

26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

 

 

Jesus, when you were at the time of greatest need, you cared most about meeting the needs of others. We thank you that we can have our needs met in You. We eat today and remember that You are the Bread of Life. You satisfy the deepest hunger of our souls.  Help us to be mindful of the spiritual need of others and lead them to You.

 

 

27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

NIV

 

Lord, we have had an unquenchable thirst in our spirits. We have had our lives parched and dry because of the sins that we have committed. We drink deeply today of Your forgiveness and mercy. We thank You for making us clean and satisfying our thirst.

 

 

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