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Dealing with disgruntlement

Reflect:  I thought I had made up ‘disgruntlement’ but I find you can Google it fruitfully. It’s all around us, but this passage tells us how to dismantle, dismember and generally diss disgruntlement:

1   Prayer and trust in God (v1-2)

2   Don’t join the rebels (v3)

3   Know the talk (v4)

4   Walk the talk (v5)

5   Pester God politely (v6)

6   Be glad that God is a lot better than you were as a child (v7)

7   God is OK with sinners, he’s used to them (v8)

Or in a couple of words, live thankfully.

 

Pray:  Lord, may thankful living chase out every kind of disgruntlement – 

From the workplaces I know; from the schools and colleges I know; from the homes I know; and from my own heart, through the power of your Spirit, Amen.

Psalm 25: 1-8

1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in you I trust;
    do not let me be put to shame;
    do not let my enemies exult over me.
3 Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
    let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all day long.

6 Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

8 Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

 
Comments

By albert bogle, one year ago

Thank you for these wonderful practical words of advice . I like the idea of ‘pestering God politely.’ I also think God is very gracious when he pesters me politely.

By Doreen Orr, one year ago

Thank you for Sanctuary First all this week.  Every day’s message has inspired and
the readings have been well suited to your message.






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