Friday, March 23, 2012


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.