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From Complaining to Thanksgiving

Psalm 142:1-3

I cry aloud to the LORD; I plead aloud to the LORD for mercy. I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him. Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way.

Life just gets hard at times, and people or circumstances will disappoint us. Thankfully, we have a God who understands and is willing to hear our complaint and extend mercy. Let us be careful to pour our complaints out to Him with a grateful heart and look to Him to guide us through the difficulty.

Complaining serves no effective purpose unless it changes the outcome or circumstance. On the contrary, it often breeds resentment and a bad attitude if allowed to spread. Consider carefully to whom you complain. If the person has no ability to change the matter, your complaint is only a poor reflection of yourself. A complaint expressed and submitted to God, however, is an effective means of turning over your cares to the One who truly has the ability to resolve your problem. In turn, He can change your heart while you wait on His resolution.

Cast your complaint upon the LORD with thanksgiving, knowing that He loves you and has your best interest in mind. The more you thank Him for what He has already done, the more you will be able to trust Him for what He is doing now that you just can’t yet see. When a complaining heart becomes a thankful heart, miracles can happen!

Have a blessed day!

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