I’m an Israelite Stuck in the Desert

Have you ever done this:

Pray for something you want.
Get it.

Wonder why you’ve been given it.
Complain about it.

I realized this morning that I am doing just that!

I may not be exactly like the Israelites in that I think they were complaining because they didn’t appreciate/didn’t recognize what they had been given.

I recognize it.

I’m just questioning why He has given it to me.

Who am I that He is concerned for me? How can I possibly be worthy of the blessings He continues to rain down on me. Rains down on me because I have the boldness and the faith to ask Him! Why would He bother with such minute things?

He gave me the answers this morning. He continues to do this for me because:

1. I asked Him.
2. He is growing my faith.
3. He is growing those around me.
4. He is helping me overcome my unbelief.
5. For His pleasure.
6. For His Glory.

Shouldn’t that be enough? Shouldn’t I take Him at His word? Come to think of it…isn’t it a sin that I’m not?

And in that incredible Way that passes all understanding, He led me here.

As sweet Joanne reminded me this morning…

God is good. All the time.

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  1. Thank you for your honesty and transparency! It is amazing how different we all are, and yet we face the same struggles, doubt, heartache and sin.God Bless You!

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  2. Susan,Your blog always hits a mark for me. Thank you for sharing your journey.Kathy

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  3. I appreciate your transparency. God IS good all the time! In spite of us….

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  4. We’re not talking about children here are we…just teasing!I know what you mean. So true! Great reminder.Complaining is toxic to my attitude. Thanks for sharing!Sue

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  5. Oh dear Susan, I just wanna hug you!And tell you with love what God has said to each of his children, “Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.”Isn’t it funny how we are so often surprised when God does what he says he will do? He totally answered prayer for me today too–and I was amazed. I can just see him looking at me and shaking his head and saying, “Well you asked me to, so what’s all the amazement about?”He IS good. And I’m so glad he’s my Abba.

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