Saturday, August 3, 2013

God speaks and I keep doubting Him

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘How long will these people treat Me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in Me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?’” (Numbers 14:11)

As a chronically ill person it is so hard not to get down when things continue to go downhill. No matter what I try more health issues keep popping up. Even though I’ve been working on cleaning up my finances, things are still in bad shape.
It seems everywhere I look evil is prospering and others who aren’t serving the Lord are successful and beautiful. What is going on?

These were my thoughts the last few weeks. Instead of turning off my negative thinking I let myself dwell in these dark thoughts. Needless to say, that really didn’t help my attitude at all. I know full well that when I stay positive and put my trust in God, things go better.

I just so happens that in my daily Bible reading I am currently going through the passages where the Israelites are wandering in the desert. At least seven times the Israelites complained to God about their food, enemies, land and other provisions. And many times they faced God’s judgment for their evil behavior.
Hmmm, does the Israelite behavior sound familiar at all? What have I been doing these last few weeks? I’ve been complaining about my health, finances, food and other provisions. Ouch.
Okay, maybe I need to get my act together too. There’s nothing wrong with making our requests known to God, but then I need to leave it to God and quit bringing it up again and again.

I learned some good reminders from these passages:

1. God was with His people every step of the way. He told them when to camp and when to get up and move.

2. God miraculously provided food provisions every single day. They never went hungry.

3. God provided them with shelter and clothing. He took care of every need they had.

In spite of all God did for them, they still did not trust Him or thank Him for His provisions. The thing that saddens me most is that they missed out on the wonderful blessings God had in store for them–what a shame!

It’s the same for us as well. God is with us every step of the way and He longs to provide special blessings to us if only we will have faith!

Prayer: Forgive my ungratefulness and murmuring attitude. Thank You for always providing just what I need. Amen.

Question:  How do you stop worrying about what others think of you?  Christian or not, I need some guidance.


*~ ★ The Goddess Within ★ ~ * said...

Hi Sweetie,

I find this really hard too, but one thing I always try to remember is that there will always be someone out there who has something to say about you and what you're doing etc, there will always be someone who could tell you how to do it differently. But you are beautiful as you are, and how you do things is what makes you YOU. This little "business rule of success" from my friend and Author; Shed Simove can be taken as advice personally too; remember the 33% rule.

33% of people will love you
33% of people will hate you
33% of people won't give a damn about what you do.

Focus on the 33% of people who love you. Forget the rest, they don't even touch your radar xxx

Deanna Wharwood said...

Great post. Carol. Sometimes, you just have to forgive the nay-sayers and keep on moving. Have a wonderful weekend.

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