If I told you that many Christians partake in cannibalism, you would likely think I had lost my mind.  Yet, in a sense, when we worry and fret, we are becoming cannibals.  When we neglect to eat on the Word of God, it is easier for our problems to eat us.  The result is that worry lines will begin to eat into our faces.

When Rachel was about four years old, she asked my mother if she would like for her to draw a picture of her.  After my mother told her yes, Rachel asked, “Do you want me to draw you

with your stripes?”  She was talking about the crow’s feet around my mother’s eyes.

We will likely accumulate some lines on our faces through aging.  We may get some caused by dry skin, and we may even develop some from laughing a lot.  However, there is another manner by which we can accumulate those unwanted lines.  It’s called worry.

Proverbs 12:25 tells us that an anxious heart will weigh us down.  One way it can do that is by eating away at our countenance.  You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their countenance.

There is a remedy for that spiritual cannibalism.  We must cast our burdens upon Him, choosing not to let our hearts be troubled.  (I Peter 5:7; John 14:1)  We must look to the Lord and then we will be radiant. (Proverbs 34:5)

Have you been partaking in cannibalism?

© 2006, Stacy R. Miller


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