I closed the book with a groan.
My interest in health had led me to read yet another book on the subject. The author was convincing, but now my mind was in a muddle. What should I do with the information I read? I visualized all the food on my pantry shelves I had learned were taboo—in the author's opinion. What would my husband say if I carried out the recommendations in the book?
And what about the book I read last month whose conclusions disagreed with this book? Whose opinion should I follow?
My brain ached as I tried to sort out all the information. I wanted to feed my family nutritious food but I was confused and overwhelmed. I felt guilty because I wasn't feeding my children the best. I feared my children might become sick without the best. I was frustrated because I couldn't afford the best. I was confused because I didn't know what was the best.
What child of God lives in guilt, fear, frustration, and confusion? Where was the “peace that passes all understanding” promised in the Bible?
Maybe you grocery shop without worrying about the consequences of your choices.
Or maybe you, like me, have sometimes turned every food decision into an ordeal.
Many times my desire for good health has caused me to be gullible and vulnerable to every slick advertisement, product testimonial, website, or published book that falls into my hands. I have found that seeking after health to give me what only God can provide will never bring spiritual fulfillment.
In the next couple posts, I want to share a few things I have learned in my journey of deciding what to feed my family.