When life turns sour, what is your first response? Do you seek the advice of a friend? Mumble & grumble? Or, do you confide in the Lord?
Daniel 9 gave us an example of taking spiritual responsibility for things that weren’t his fault. Instead of just complaining, intercede!
Micah 6 is like many other Old Testament passages where God’s people griped, repented, & backslid again. We share much in common, don’t we?
Sometimes we pray for God to move mountains in our lives, but then complain about the rocks falling around us. He’s at work; trust him.
Help us to see the people around us through your eyes today, Lord, even if it brings us to tears like Paul. Help us not become complacent.
It helps to put our complaints into perspective. Who is worse off than you in that area of frustration? Pray for them specifically today.
Even if you aren’t a constant complainer, we all have things that we grumble about. Pick one (or two, or twelve) and confess it to God.