Comfort foods may be consumed to positively pique emotions, to relieve negative psychological affects or to increase positive feelings. Comfort food consumption has been seen as a response to emotional stress, and consequently, as a key contributor to the epidemic of obesity. Studies suggest that consumption of comfort food is triggered in men by positive emotions, and by negative ones in women. Wikipedia notes
Seems like everything eventually is reduced to a psychological equation but as for me it is my appetite that longs for comfort food. Now I must admit I get emotional when I think about certain foods but other foods just turn me off.
Over the years my taste has evolved to the point where I now like some foods I used to dislike. At present I like about 60% of what is considered to be edible foods (I exclude things like snails, squid, grasshoppers and other tidbits). The basic purpose of food is nourishment but it also provides the secondary benefit which is comfort.
There is that glorious feeling of having satisfied ones appetite and the knowing you have fueled the body for further service. This brings comfort to the soul and peace to the mind.
Metaphorically speaking the Word of GOD is spoken of as being food, albeit food for the soul and spirit of man.
Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
Matthew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
This applies to every man that has drawn the breath of life. If you are breathing, this verse applies to you, and if the Word of GOD is excluded - - you will be malnourished.
I had a dog and as far as I know he never tasted his food, he just scarfed it down when he could have enjoyed it by taking his time.
In order to get the most benefit from the word of GOD it pays to take ones time, chew it slowly and let it comfort you. You are surly missing one of life’s great pleasures if you haven’t been comforted by GOD’S Word.
Jesus said; John 6:48 I am the bread of life. John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.
Isaiah 55:1-2 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come; buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Truly GOD’S word is comfort food for your soul.