You know, I tend to find myself wanting to complain and whine about the fact that we're still waiting on God to show us where we're headed. I often (way too often) allow myself to think that God has forgotten about us (He hasn't) or that His plan for us isn't all that great. Yup, I can be very, very self-centered and get so focused on me that I don't consider the entire picture. Why do I doubt God?
In the last few weeks, 2 friends have lost their Dads. 2 friends have lost their babies. Several friends have parents, children, or siblings struggling through major health trials. Tornadoes ravaged the south leaving families homeless and killing dozens. All this, while I sit in my warm home with my healthy family.....who am I to complain?
God has lead me to this point...why do I think He will not continue? God has given me much more than I deserve, and yet I have the nerve to get frustrated and weary?
This is not a declaration that I've arrived and achieved some ability to not complain and worry. But it is a notice to myself that I've got it pretty good...and that I need to be thankful for what I have and stop longing for what I don't. It's a dose of personal perspective. It's a reminder that God's promises are true and that His Word doesn't fail.