How Do You Push Past Grumbling?

Are you in a season of grumbling?

I am and I don’t like it. The grumbling life is not a friendly nor content one.

I use to think that I liked change. New opportunities, new friends, new scenery, and the like were looked forward to, almost longed for. I recently moved across an ocean and a continent. A fresh start was ahead propelling me towards growth. But the thing is this, the only attitude that is growing is my unhappy soul and hopeless fatigue and not the joy and gratitude I was hoping for.

This is not the way to live. Grumbling breeds discontent, and discontent breeds sin. Christian, we are not suppose to breed sin in our lives as believers. Once repentance fills our beings there should never be room to breed an anchor to the old lives that we use to find comfort in.

There is no time like the present to take a moment to breathe in. This is the time to look past the grumbling of discontentment and see the goodness of the Lord. My life and yours can wade past any depressed season if we intentionally focus on the enduring love of Our Father God.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Psalm 136:1 NIV

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.

Despite circumstances and trials that I face right now, and despite those that you face, let us vow to place this verse on the forefront of our minds. Let it penetrate our hearts and be upon our lips each morning when we arise. And most of all, allow for it to be there in the moments of poor attitudes. Keep this song upon your hearts, glorifying the Lord in our wintered seasons. Focus on His goodness and He will always see you through.

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For more on thankfulness and gratitude, please find encouragement at my home blog, comingtolight.org.

This is part of Telling Hearts November series. You can catch more of it >>here where sisters tell about answered prayer, victories, and living with gratitude

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Have you had a battle with grumbling recently? Are you headed to victory? Was this post an encouragement? We would delight to hear from you in the comments.

7 comments

  1. I love that you said that grumbling breeds discontent. I certainly am a witness to that. The more I grumble, the more the seeds of discontent springs up in my heart. We sure do reap what we sow. I am like you, I don’t like how I feel when I am grumpy and unthankful. I am learning to become more thankful and the gratitude is beginning to produce seeds of joy in my heart.

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  2. It seems that grumbling is the default attitude in my house. Unfortunately, I think my kids have learned it from me. I love the verse that you shared about God’s love enduring forever. In light of that truth, we certainly have no room for complaints!

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  3. I certainly know the difference when I’m being led by SELF and when I’m being led by SPIRIT. The SPIRIT keeps me content regardless of the circumstances around me. Grateful for this reminder!

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