Was It Something I Ate?

I thought I was having a heart attack.

The pain started in the center of my back and seemed to push through my body until the center of my chest felt on fire. My husband took me to the ER. The diagnosis?


I decided I would do whatever it took to avoid that pain. I eat 6 small meals a day and try to drink 64 ounces of water.

In spite of my best efforts, I had, not one, but two pancreatitis attacks today! I just had to stop, take medicine, and lie flat for an hour.

My husband thinks it was something I ate. (I think it’s those cheap coffee beans he bought! Lol) Whatever set it off is an abomination to me!

God gave specific instructions to the Israelites about what meat to eat and what meat to avoid.

Deuteronomy 14:3, “You shall not eat any abomination.”

“Some believe that the ‘unclean’ animals…posed certain health risks for those who would eat them, even after the animals had been properly cooked and prepared. Another view is that this system was intended to distinguish God’s people from the religions and practices of their pagan neighbors…such as eating blood (Deuteronomy 12:16, 24) or a young goat in its mother’s milk (v. 21)…A third view is…God established the system as a test of the Israelites obedience and loyalty to him…” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes

Dear Lord,

Thank you for being with me during times of sickness. I pray for wisdom in my diet. Please show me what is triggering these attacks.