Hunger Warning Signs

Hunger Warning Signs

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Our body is a well run machine. Like late models, it has a built in warning system, waiting to alert us to possible trouble. If we are tuned into our body, we know when something is not quite right.

In fact, hunger works in just the same way. We may become sluggish. Get a headache. Our stomach rumbles. Our blood sugar drops. If we continue ignoring them all, we may even pass out. All these warning signs lets us know when we need to eat.

But what about spiritual food?

“So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”
-Deuteronomy 8:3 NKJV

What are the warning signs of spiritual hunger? For me, I find that life seems to drag around me. A headache seems at the ready. My moods are often snappish and no longer cordial. I get this ache deep in my soul for more, something greater than I.

My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah
-Psalm 143:6b NKJV

When nothing seems to go right. When our world seems to be falling apart right before our eyes, we must seek Him. Fill our spirits with food from heaven.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is  good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”
-Psalm 34:8 NKJV

Sit and fill yourself with the Word. Search for Scriptures that speak to your issue. Search for God’s promises and remember an instance or two it proved true. Fill yourself with God’s changing world and watch as your spirit quiets under the peace of food from heaven.

How do you know when your spirit is hungry?

*Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Toni Shiloh About Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. You can visit Toni at her website.


  1. A wonderful reminder Toni. Thank you. I know my spirit is hungry when I realize I am trying to handle things on my own instead of taking concerns to God first. He is waiting for me. I need to go to Him always.

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