Lord, Keep Us From Complaining.

“When we complain, we’re saying loudly that the blessings of the gospel aren’t enough. We’re saying that the death of Christ isn’t enough. We’re saying that eternal fellowship with God, purchased at great cost to God, isn’t enough to satisfy our souls. We’re saying that forgiveness of sins and peace with God is nice, but not that nice. We’re saying that God ‘[has] not wisdom, or power, or mercy enough’ to provide for us. We’re saying that God himself, who is the very definition of goodness, isn’t good enough. We would like a little something more, if you don’t mind. God plus [insert desire of choice] should do the trick. When we complain, we accuse God of being stingy, of not giving us enough.”
– Stephen Altrogge
“The Greener Grass Conspiracy:
Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence”

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