Nothing’s worse than sitting at a restaurant with your family, in anticipation of a delicious meal, to find out that the restaurant is out of the ONE thing you can actually eat.
Having a food allergy is challenging in many ways. It’s always more difficult when it comes to eating somewhere that isn’t home. In all honesty, it’s irritating and even infuriating at times. All I want to do is be able to eat what I want, how I want, and when I want. Is that too much to ask? No, really, is it?
Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you didn’t have these restrictions? Wouldn’t it make life better? Honestly though, would it?
Perhaps staying away from things like doughnuts, bread, ice cream, and pizza is really about protecting you from things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Over the past month, God has been showing me that instead of complaining about what I can’t eat, to praise him for what I can!
Friend, perhaps you couldn’t eat Reese’s peanut butter eggs for Easter, but you COULD eat tootsie rolls and jelly beans. Praise Him for it.
Maybe you can’t drink regular milk because of your dairy allergy, but you CAN have almond, cashew, coconut, or oat milk. Give Him thanks for all the options now made available to you. (Once upon a time, there weren’t that many alternatives to choose from!)
Maybe you can’t eat a doughnut, but you CAN have your favorite gluten free almond berry cake. Praise the Lord!!
This isn’t food related, but maybe you are looking at the time you had with your loved one and thinking, “I ONLY had this many years with them.” Instead, look at how much time (as little or as much as it was) that you DID have with them and thank God for every moment.
This past month has taught me that I don’t want to be like the complaining Israelites in the wilderness.
(Read Numbers 11!)
I want to glorify the Lord and honor Him with thanksgiving.
You may never know why you have these hardships to face, but My God is greater, stronger, and higher than my want for a doughnut!! Plus, God fulfills you in ways a doughnut NEVER can!
“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”