A Thousand Questions

It’s BIG QUESTIONS WEEK here on GUWG, where all week long we’re looking at deeeeep, thought-provoking ?s posed by the Bible.

Today’s questions are from the Psalms …

Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? (Psalm 10:1)

Ever have questions like these? Watch this gut-wrenching, soul-stirring video from Willow Creek Ministries and listen closely for God’s answer.

BIG Questions

It’s BIG QUESTIONS WEEK here on GUWG, where once a year we stop everything and ask ourselves some of the deeeeep ?s posed in the Bible.

Here’s where we always start:

What was God’s first question?

It came right after man’s first sin. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, realized they were naked and then tried to hide from God. Not a great plan.

What did God do in response? He asked a simple question:

Anti-Grumbling Prayer

Here’s a little prayer to conclude NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015. Thanks to all who participated!

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,

Please forgive me for all my
grumbling
griping and
groaning.

Grumbling Antidote #5: Rest

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

I don’t know about you, but I find that when I’m tired I’m especially prone to grumpiness.

If I were to type the way I feel at those times, there would be lots of CAPITAL LETTERS and UNDERLINING and BOLD FONT and ITALICS, capped off with an excess of EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!! It’s like EVERY LITTLE THING gets MAGNIFIED and BLOWN WAAAAAAAAY OUT OF PROPORTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grumbling Antidote #4: Fill ‘Er Up

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Ever feel like you’re running on empty?

I find that I’m most prone to grumble when I try to navigate life under my own power. Here’s what we get when we let our sinful nature take the wheel:

hatred
discord
jealousy
fits of rage
selfish ambition
dissensions
factions
envy
and much much more
(Galatians 5:20-21)

Grumbling Antidote #3: Praise

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Whenever you feel like griping, groaning or grousing, search the Psalms. They’re packed with praise:

The Lord lives!
Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Savior!
(Psalm 18:46)

Grumbling Antidote #2: Contentment

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG. Here’s today’s anti-whining Bible selection:

Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)

A big source of my grumbling is that I want stuff I don’t have. Here’s a conversation I have far too often with myself:

He has a cool ___________.
Why can’t I?
Grumble. Whine. Complain.