“You have wearied the Lord with your words. ‘Wearied him?’ you ask. ‘How have we wearied him?’ You have wearied him by suggesting that the Lord favors evildoers since he does not punish them. You have wearied him by asking, ‘Where is the God of justice?'” Malachi 2:17
As I walked the beach yesterday, I began thinking about Job and his comforters and I wondered, how many times I’ve wearied God? I’m sure it’s more often than I want to admit. I have overanalyzed situations, problem solved my share of problems and criticized my fair share of people.
In my quest to figure out Gods plans, I’ve questioned His ways and methods. That my dear friend is called a lack of wisdom! I seemed to hear Him say, “Where were you when I created the heavens and earth?” What makes me think my opinion matters in the scheme of Gods plans?
I believe that whining is merely a demonstration of our lack of trust in God. It leads to frustration, which is simply a result of our inability to control the outcome of what we’re hoping to accomplish.
When we trust God, we are transferring the care of that thing we’re hoping for onto Him. It’s understanding that His ways are better, that He sees what we do not. It’s trusting His perspective over our limited one. It’s tossing our hands up in surrender and leaning on His everlasting arms.
Let’s stop whining and wearying God! We know He cannot lie! When He sends His Word, it doesn’t come back to Him until what He said is finished, it’s just a matter of time. The Lord ALWAYS has our best interest in mind. When we trust, we also learn to listen, correct our path and press on.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God or make us believe He is not a good and faithful God. It’s against His nature to be anything else so let’s trust Him.