Text: Exodus 16
Now they left Elim and journeyed on into the Sihn Desert, between Elim and Mount Sinai, arriving there on the fifteenth day of the second month after leaving Egypt. There, too, the people spoke bitterly against Moses and Aaron. “Oh, that we were back in Egypt,” they moaned, “and that the Lord had killed us there! For there we had plenty to eat. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to kill us with starvation.”
This week, I would want to elaborate more on why we cannot behold what God has been doing. This lesson just ministered to me after yesterday’s church service. And I know you will be blessed too.
God takes us through a process to get us to the destination He has in mind for us. At every stage, we may see some life events that begins to threaten our faith in God’s promises. The Israelites faced the same problem. They had travelled for some time Chand they were down with hunger. In their current crisis, they had forgotten the God who was leading them and was looking back on their days in Egypt. Looking into the present and projecting into the future, they resorted to complaining. They complained because their expectations were not met. And God heard their complaints and decided to answer them. What does He do then? Let’s continue tomorrow God willing.
Complaining is when you look at the present and you can only see it worse than your yesterday. Complaining and thanksgiving are responses based on how you view your current situation. Thanksgiving looks at the present, and although it may not be as expected, trusts that it was at least better than yesterday. As such, complaining deprives us of perceiving what new thing God has begun in our lives. Choose thanksgiving over complaining.
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