Stop Complaining and Praise God

Life is a journey! Some days we are on the mountain top and other days find us in the valley. One day we are singing:

Our God is greater, our God is stronger.

God You are higher than any other.

Our God is Healer, awesome in power.    

Our God, Our God. 

But what do you do when circumstances change your song?

Everyone at some time or another had an experience that rocked them to the core. But what do we do? Well, the Bible tells us about a group of people who chose to complain when they faced a problem. In Exodus 17:2 NLT, we read, “So once more the people complained against Moses. “Give us water to drink!” they demanded. “Quiet!” Moses replied. “Why are you complaining against me? And why are you testing the Lord?”” These people developed a lifestyle of complaining. Their behavior demonstrated a lack of faith and trust in a God. Despite all the miracles they experienced, they responded to every crisis with complaints against God.

Is that the only way to respond to a problem? Jehoshaphat had a big problem. Three nations united to fight against him, and he was terrified. He didn’t complain against God, instead he went before God in prayer. He acknowledged the God of the heavens and reminded God about His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; he reminded God about the commitment made when the Temple was dedicated. Then he stated his case before God and concludes with “O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.” (2 Chronicles 20:12).

What do you do when you face the difficulties in life? Do you behave more like the children of Israel in the wilderness or like Jehoshaphat? Every response generates consequences. The adults who left Egypt lost the opportunity to enter the blessing God prepared for them because their complaining displeased God. When difficulties arise in your life, seek God. Jehoshaphat did and God confused the enemy and gave them the victory.

Thought for Today: Friend, praise God and He will confuse the enemy. 

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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