Wednesday, September 25, 2013

God’s Answers To Our Complaints, Part 1

Do you complain about these things? I do. Then I look to the Bible for the answers. Here are some complaints and God’s response:

 Life is too hard. [groan] Things are out of hand. This is impossible!
God’s answer is found in Luke 18: 27: Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

Nobody loves me, everybody hates me. Guess I’ll go eat worms.
God’s answer is
in the Old and New Testament: He loves us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). It’s so great that He sent His son to die for our sins (John 3:16).

 Decisions, decisions. I don’t know which direction to go in my life.
God says He will direct our steps (Proverbs 3: 5-6)

I have screwed up beyond belief. Why should you forgive me when I can’t even forgive myself.
God says in 1st John 1: 9 that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us.

 I just don’t think I can do this (it’s too hard, too embarrassing, too much work, will take too long, I don’t know enough, I’ll do it wrong, etc.).
God says that we can do everything through Him; He will give us the strength (Philippians 4:13).

 Oh, man, I’m just not smart enough to tackle this.
God says He will give us wisdom through Christ Jesus (1st Corinthians 1: 18-31).

  I am stressed out and overburdened. I wish I could sleep for a year.

In Matthew 11: 28 Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

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