Remember how at the end of each Sesame Street episode they would announce that "today's programming was brought to you by . . .the letter (A) and the number (3)!” And if you were to go back and rewatch the episode, you'd see that the letter and number they gave credit to DID, in fact, influence the programming that day. "Today's programming" is a great way to think of the filter through which we experience life on any given day. If we were to look back over our day and reflect on our choices, actions, and words we could probably boil it down and give credit to a key word or two.
My husband, John, recently went through an autologous stem-cell transplant to treat Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. As part of the transplant process he received two doses of heavy chemotherapy. We were told this chemo would make his hair fall out – no ifs, ands, or buts about it. I tried to have a good attitude about it knowing that it is, after all, just hair and it will grow back.
Just as Jesus calls us to nourish our bodies with healthy food and ample water (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), we are to nourish our faith by trusting in God when our circumstances are joyful and when they are not.
Reserve quiet time to listen for God’s direction. Believe through faith that he loves us and has a plan for our lives rather than turning to food as our comfort.