Life of Moses Lesson 19 Day 2

Numbers 11:1-3

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 16:6The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! 

Psalm 37:7Be 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 4:11-12Not 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.

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