If you were to gaze out of your tower at this land, it would probably look like it was made of candy. Mountains of sugar rock would be shimmering in the sun and trees made from candy floss would wave enticingly. There would be rivers of soda and roads would be paved with sweets. Complaining always seems sweet at first. The frustrations we experience on a daily basis cry out to be released through an enjoyable dose of complaining. But just like sweets may fill you up, but are of no nutritional use to you whatsoever, indulging in a time of moaning and complaining will only leave you frustrated and empty. We will see further on, that this has the potential to rob you of your inheritance.
Boy do we love to complain. Take a look …show more content…
Knowing that your children will either die or be turned into slaves!
But God heard the cries of his people and He sent a man to rescue them, Moses. At first Moses’ efforts seemed to make circumstances worse and immediately the complaints began. There is no doubt that complaining had become a way of life in Egypt because let’s face it, life was exceptionally hard.
But after much too-ing and fro-ing, plagues of frogs, gnats and darkness and the death of his first born, Pharaoh relents and lets the Israelites leave Egypt. However, he changes his mind again, and leads an army after the Israelites trapping them between him and the Red Sea.
But of course, God is so much greater than any disaster we could ever face. In an incredible, miraculous moment, He parts the sea, allowing two million Israelites to pass through before drowning the entire Egyptian Army. After seeing a display as awe-inspiring as that, would you think that the Israelites would know that their God was able to do anything? If you had seen these wonders before your very eyes would you be able to trust God with little needs like food and …show more content…
More often than not, breakthrough will come just after a time of severe testing. If we push through, keep trusting God, and hold on to him with all we have, so often he has already planned something beautiful as a reward. Had the Israelites got on their knees, asked God for his provision and trusted for his answer, Elim would have been the answer to their prayers. They could have rejoiced that God had shown himself as a generous, abundant provider.
Our complaining often takes away from the blessings that God so wants to surprise us with or takes away their beauty and the joy God has in blessing us with them.
As we journey on with the Israelites, we see that this is not an isolated occurrence either. After Elim, they enter the Desert of Sin and they are running out of food. Do they turn to the Lord and ask him for their daily bread? No, they complain again. In fact, this is what they said:
“If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat round pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to