Week 12: Tuesday

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Psalm 37:7 Living Bible (TLB)

Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act.

 

When we worry, it is so easy for us sometimes to point our fingers to God and blame Him for the things that are happening to us. But God teaches us not to worry, grumble or complain but to keep an attitude of gratitude.

 

Dictionary by Farlex defines long-suffering as enduring pain, unhappiness, etc. without complaint.

 

Look at what complaining can do to us.

 

Studies have shown the correlation between complaining and certain health conditions. According to the neuroscientist Trevor Blake, author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life, just 30 minutes of negativity and complaining can damage neurons in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for problem solving.

 

Complaining lowers our capacity to solve problems properly.

 

The Bible also tells us this:

 

25 “And besides, what’s the use of worrying? What good does it do? Will it add a single day to your life? Of course not! – Luke 12:25 Living Bible (TLB)

 

So the next we find ourselves worrying and complaining, remember that they do more harm than good.

 

Here’s a story to help us keep an attitude of gratitude. The story is about Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor.

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