Monday, 19th February 2024: Instead of grumbling, be grateful and trust God.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 106:24-25
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.

The Israelites set off on their trek to Canaan, the country that God had promised them, after being set free from Egyptian slavery. Nevertheless, on the way, they lost God’s favour due to their detrimental practice of murmuring. Every time they were in need, instead of remembering the wonders God had done for them, they would whine and complain. Consequently, only a later generation—that of Joshua and Caleb, among others—made it to Canaan, while the murmuring generation died in the wilderness. The narrative demonstrates that murmuring has negative consequences for our lives. Engaging in negative discourse such as lamenting, criticising, and grumbling regarding the actions of others hinders the development of appreciative and constructive thought processes. Consequently, a grumbling behaviour establishes a foundation for obstacles to become practical in our daily existence. Instead of murmuring, be grateful and trust God.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I trust you. Please help me to avoid murmuring.

Confession: My trust is in God. I do not murmur.