Yes indeed. We are what we eat.
Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became a joy to me and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
You know where I am, GOD!
Remember what I’m doing here!
Take my side against my detractors.
Don’t stand back while they ruin me.
Just look at the abuse I’m taking!
When look in Your words, I eat them— I swallow them whole and meditate on them.
What a feast! What delight I take in being yours,
O GOD -of-all Armies! GOD of all natural armies and GOD of all supernatural armies
I’ve never joined the party crowd in their laughter and their fun.
I’ve let You lead me, I went off by myself. You’d filled me with indignation.
Their sin had me seething.
But why, why this chronic pain, this ever worsening wound and no healing in sight?
You’re nothing, GOD, but a mirage, a lovely oasis in the distance— and then nothing!
This is how GOD answered me: “Take back those words, and I’ll take you back.
Then you’ll stand tall before me. Use words truly and well.
Don’t stoop to cheap whining.
Then, but only then, you’ll speak for me.
Let your words change them.
Don’t change your words to suit them.
I’ll turn you into a steel wall, a thick steel wall, impregnable.
They’ll attack you but won’t put a dent in you because I’m at your side, defending and delivering.”
GOD ’s Decree. “I’ll deliver you from the grip of the wicked.
I’ll get you out of the clutch of the ruthless.”
Jeremiah 15:15-21 MSG