Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 26, 2018

Forgetting God’s Promises

Filed under: faith,God,Lord,prayer,trust,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:28 pm

Numbers 14:27-28 27 “How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. 28 So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say (NIV)

We must each ask ourselves if we are grumblers and complainers.  When we grumble and complain we are saying God isn’t in control.  Rather than grumble and complain about a situation, let us remember Philippians 4:11  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. When we are upset with our situation let us take a deep breath, acknowledge to God we are upset and ask Him what He wants us to do to learn from it and maybe even alleviate it. This was the Hebrews situation.  They only saw the difficulties while forgetting the promises and faithfulness of God.  In a much lesser way, I recently heard about a situation where a car got stuck in some mud.  Instead of staying cool, strong words were said and the frustration was growing.  During that situation someone else quietly talked to God, asking His forgiveness for the person so stressed and asking Him to give that person wisdom in the situation.  God is faithful.  The person was able to rock the car out of the mud.  The one who prayed continued to give God thanks.  We are to do as written in Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Notice it says in every situation, not in just a few.  Let us choose to believe and trust in the faithfulness of God.  He said He will never leave us and will always give us wisdom when we ask.

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