I love Streams In The Desert, this entry for June 9th was really a convicting one. I really struggle with complaining, I really am better off than I deserve as are all of us who know Jesus.
Here's another great dip in the stream;
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture (Psalm 37:3)
I once met a poor woman who earned a meager living through hard domestic labor but was a joyful, triumphant Christian. Another Christian lady, who was quite sullen, said to her one day, "Nancy, I understand your happiness today, but I would think your future prospects would sober you. Suppose, for instance, you experience a time of illness and are unable to work. Or suppose your present employers move away, and you cannot find work anywhere. Or suppose-"
"Stop!" cried Nancy, "I never 'suppose'. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want [Ps. 23:1]. And besides, "she added to her gloomy friend, "it's all that 'supposing' that's making you so miserable. You'd better give that up and simply trust the Lord."
The following scripture is one that will remove all the 'supposing' from a believer's life if received and acted on in child-like faith; "Be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, ' The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:5-6)-Hannah Whitall Smith