Complaining to God

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God had delivered the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. Overwhelmed by problems, they doubted Him at first. But through a series of miracles, He kept His promises. As they were departing, many reacted with fear when they were pursued by the Egyptian army. But, again, God delivered them.

As they began their journey toward the promised land, they realized they needed food. Forgetting God’s promises, they concluded that Moses had “brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

They were so discouraged that they wished they would have stayed in Egypt. They grumbled to Moses and Aaron, but Moses recognized that neither was the target. They really were complaining “against the Lord.”

They again had to learn that God kept His Word. That He could meet their needs even when this seemed impossible. They also had to learn that they paid a price for complaining.

How many of us have been in similar situations. We may be upset about our work or finances, our relationships or families. These are times when we may complain about other people. But God knows that, in reality, we are grumbling against Him. That, in spite of His promises, we really don’t trust Him.

We may be frustrated or angry, bitter or worried. Looking back, we can see how God has provided for us. We can know His promises. Yet in spite of the evidence, we still can react like the Israelites. Complaining. Grumbling.

If we ever want peace, we must learn not to complain but always to trust in God, no matter how things might appear.

In your life, make sure that you commit every situation to God. Stand on His promises and trust Him. Have confidence that He will keep His Word.