Is the path of God supposed to be easy?
Today’s chapter begins with
I realize that water is important but is this a model for how to not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)?
This is at least the third time they have grumbled. Every time they encountered adversity they seemed to grumble.
Do I think following Jesus is supposed to be easy? How do I handle adversity? What is my go-to response to problems? The Lord peppered me with these thoughts. Do I turn faithfully to the Lord or do I whine at others for getting me into this or that situation?
And so my response to The Word went this morning…
Oh, God, I want to be reliant on You not a grumbler against You. Lord, I desire to turn to You in petition with thanksgiving not grumble and moan and complain. But Lord, my desires fall short. Forgive me when they do. Correct me when I don’t see it and empower me by Your Spirit to live as You want Your followers to live. To You I surrender my life and my life journey. Lead me where You would have me go… through my Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.