Emotional Eater – How to Turn to God Instead of Food

January 29, 2012

“I am an emotional eater. I eat whenever I feel lonely, or stressed, or sad. I’ve heard it said that I should turn to God instead of food when I’m feeling these things, but its hard because God is not physically there in the room, and my food is. In some ways, it seems like food is more dependable than God – at least I can see it, and touch it, and know that it is there. You can’t do that with God. So I guess I’m wondering how exactly this is supposed to work. Am I just supposed to pull out my bible instead of the Oreos when I’m feeling bad? And how will that really help me?”