Wow, do I complain way too much. Oh, my legs bother me. I'm tired. The weather is too hot or too cold. I could find a thousand things to complain about each day. I may not verbalize each complaint but they are still marring me. I can feel them color my view. But what does God have to say about my tendency to complain?
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
Oh, I do quote the verse to my kids but how often do I quote the verse to myself? Well, let's just say, not nearly enough! God convicted me of my discontented heart. I felt like He was asking me a question.
"Debby, when you complain don't you see that you are taking Me off My throne? You are showing Me that you doubt My plan."
My complaints convey to God that I don't think He knows what He is doing. He doesn't expect us to walk around with a smile on our face 24 hours a day but I do believe He wants our hearts to rest in His sovereignty. He CAN be trusted. I pray we all trust Him today no matter where He has us.
Philippians 2 is a good read if you want to meditate more on what God has to say about the ramifications of a contented heart.