I was reading a book entitled, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Fee and Stuart today and the authors commented on pg. 215 that one could complain to God because the person trusts that God will fix the problem. This is a completely different spin on complaining than I had ever heard.
I always thought that one shouldn’t complain to God because if a person is trusting Him, then no matter the circumstance He is in control of your life. What feels like a grief, a pain, or discomfort should be minutiae compared to your trust in Him. Such minutia is not worth speaking (Hmmm, I need to think about this some more.)
In bible study earlier this week, there was a discussion about Israel having sinned and having no one “to stand in the gap” (to entreat for mercy) for them before God (See Ezekiel 22:23-31).
In life, we all need someone to stand in the gap for us– when we are busy being foolish, being deceived by Satan, or we are just plain exhausted from life’s everyday events.
If today’s not your turn for needing extra prayer or protection, stand in the gap for someone else. You know we are our brother’s keeper! 🙂
(See http://www.istandinthegap.org as a web resource to help you as you stand in the gap for someone else.)
In light of the blog’s 1st year anniversary, I am listing the posts that had the most discussion and/or that I most enjoyed writing.
1. September 26,2009 A post about atheism. (This one created a lively discussion.)
2. January 10, 2010 Read on about the thieves that rob us of our peace.
3. March 31, 2010 Could Jesus Get Sick? Share what you think!
4. April 29, 2010
5. June 3, 2010
HAPPY, HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY
to my blog!
Thanks to all the readers who have visited the blog. I especially love when comments were left for me to read.
Did you note that the blog has gone international! Check out the flag counter at the bottom right. I have had a visitor from India, the Philippines, and other places too. Cool, isn’t it! 🙂