Sunday, June 25, 2006

No whining (part 3)

As we have thought about whining or complaining, we noticed that our problems are never unique to "only me"--there are others who have the same problems, often times worse than we do. We have also seen that God classifies complaining as a sin and repeatedly punished Israel for it.

In these final thoughts we also should remember that no matter what is happening to us or around us, God is always with us and He will give us the strength to either overcome or endure. Paul the apostle asks the Lord 3 times to take away his thorn in the flesh, but the Lord only told him, "My grace is sufficient for you." In other words, don't worry about it, I'll take care of you. Brethren, do we really believe that, or will we turn to God only when "my" way has miserably failed?


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