If we’re not aware of God’s goodness in all circumstances, majestic mountains and life’s adversities can both be fearful things; after all, they’re each imposing and mysterious as no single angle can capture all sides of either a mountain or an adverse situation.
When we look to him, we prevail over this life, realizing sin and death have no hold on us – just as they had no hold on our Lord. When we dwell on our struggles, our burning legs, and shaky legs, these afflictions seem to magnify and take ownership of us, so often causing us to lose ground and fall off the pace.
You may ask, “What’s wrong with loving food?” Of course, nothing is wrong with enjoying food as God’s creation but with 71% of our country overweight or obese, I would say most of us have put food into a position it’s never been designed to hold and that’s what harms us. It’s difficult to look at those numbers and defend our relationship with food.