In fact, did you know, according to The New York Times, there have been scientific studies conducted as to the positive effects of chicken noodle soup?
In The New York Times article by Tara Parker Pope, October 12, 2007, she cited two separate studies that came to the same conclusion, the combination of chicken, vegetables, hot water and other ingredients either improved symptoms of colds or flu or decreased the chances of further aggravating the symptoms.
In other words, chicken noodle soup, causes someone, either physically, or as a placebo, to feel better.
We are comforted by it’s presence in our body.
Our lives can also reflect symptoms that need comfort.
We become anxious, we find ourselves surrounded by negativity, we look for clarity of thought only to find that we take on emotionally the same symptoms that we often seen physically when battling a cold or flu.
Headaches, weak, not able to focus on anything but the immediate circumstance we find ourselves in.
What should we do?
First, find a friend who brings comfort to you personally.
The one who will listen more and talk less.
The one who will not judge you for past mistakes or those to come.
And find comfort in God.
Spend quiet moments with Him.
Use verses like these to bring you comfort in times of stress and worry.
“In my distress and anguish your commandments comfort me.” Psalm 119:143
“From my earliest youth I have tried to obey you; your Word has been my comfort.” Psalm 119:52
Like chicken noodle soup is comfort to our body, let God be the chicken noodle soup to our soul.