3. a. The people complained and grumbled.
b. They complained about their hardship.
God heard everything they said. The Lord’s anger blazed against them. He sent a fire to rage among them, and He destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. Numbers 11:1 NLT
4. a. In response to God’s wrath, the people screamed for Moses to help.
b. I have a complaining/feeling sorry for myself problem.
I often feel overwhelmed. Trying to remember to turn my thoughts toward gratitude.
c. The following verses help change my response to hard circumstances—
Psalm 16:6—The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!
Psalm 37:7—Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
Philippians 4:11-12—Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
When I read each verse, I thought of the executor of a family member’s estate who’s failed to perform his duty for five years. Five LONG years. He isn’t evil. Just a procrastinator.
I should write these verses on my hands so I can read them when I’m tempted to throw another pity party.
It’s not only God who is angry with my discontent. It’s hard on my husband, too.
Note to self: Be content.