Don’t Murmur nor Grumble!
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” Philippians 2:14
God is exceedingly capable of providing all of our needs; He is impeccable in all His doing and ways. He knows what is best for each one, and He attends to us as our father. We all know about God, but our actions, when faced with little pressure or challenge at times, don’t depict our total belief in God.
God mightily delivered Israel from Egypt; He showed many signs before Pharaoh could discharge them. He wonderfully parted the sea when there was no way for them, then swallowed their enemies with the sea. In a nutshell, God indeed demonstrated His mightiness to the Israelites. Then, there was a pressing need; Israelites began to murmur and grumble instead of seeking His face sincerely for help. They quickly forgot His mighty ability (Exodus 16).
Proverbs 15:17 says, “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatten calf with hatred.”
Perseverance and endurance is a vital requirement for being successful and great in life. Many people had failed because they couldn’t endure at certain stages of their life; they complained, murmur and grumble instead of seeking directions to their life. And at a time, it’s simply lack of contentment that makes people grumble. Grumbling does no good, and it doesn’t have a pleasant place to cause depression and sin against God.
There is always a passing-through; even Jesus passed through the wilderness and never grumbled nor murmur. It only takes a grateful heart that recognizes God’s merciful and mighty capacity not to grumble while in the wilderness. Irrespective of what you might be passing through, endeavor not to complain or murmur; there is time for everything, but God is capable of turning things around for good! 2 Timothy 2:3 says, “Labor as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”
1. Lord, give me the grace to continue without grumbling. Strengthen my faith in you.
2. Oh Lord, Help when I am weary, and given me strength when I am weak in Jesus’ name.