Why God Might Be Thwarting Your Cravings

A preview of December's email-only article.

Do you ever have cravings?

Every month I publish an exclusive article for my email subscribers, and this month we're talking about why God might be thwarting those yearnings you have. (If you'd like to join the club, fill out the form below. It's free!)

Here's how the article starts:

I think nearly every craving we have is an expression of a genuine, legitimate need whether physical or otherwise. 
The surface-level desire might be a bastardization of that need, something that won't solve the underlying problem at all or even make the problem worse--like my craving for a bag of salty chips when what I really need is a glass of water.
My subconscious brain knows I need to consume something, but what, exactly, gets lost in translation.
I bring all this up to paint a backdrop for an interesting verse in Proverbs. The verse reads, "The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked" (Pro. 10:3). Seems simple on the surface, right? 
But we leave a lot of meat on the bone if we only take one bite and move on. So let's pause for moment and see just what kind of implications this verse has for us.

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What You Need to Know about Job's Friends

Maybe this is why they were such jerks.

Matheus Ferrero


JOB'S FRIENDS SAID some pretty dumb things.

One guy, Eliphaz, said:

Are the comforts of God too small for you,

    or the word that deals gently with you?

Job 15:11

This was after Job lost everything and developed painful sores all over his body. That would be a bit like heading to a hospice facility to lecture the patients on time management skills.

Another friend, Bildad, said: