This is a time when I don't have the strength, and have to depend solely on God to resist eating--yes eating. We tend to call and depend on God for really big things like illness and financial crisis when we should depend on God in all things--all things! I'm still learning that there is nothing that I can do on my own--I need God to do it all. This doesn't mean that I don't take any action or just sit by wait. It means that whatever it is I need to do, I need God to do it--even resisting a brownie or box of fried chicken. Those "little things" can very easily turn into really big things if I don't ask for God's help and strength.
Plus, my friends needs me right now, so I can't be down in the dumps, I need to be a source of joy and hope for them right now. That's the thing, none of this is about me, it's about what I can do and should do for other people. Maybe it's a phone call or visit, or maybe it's just letting them know that I am available to them. It could just be being an example of allowing God to work in us for them. If I'm running around eating anything that moves because I'm stressed, that's not saying much about the power of God. I don't know, but thanks be to God, even though it's been kind of rough, today was a good day, and I thank Him for it!