Monday, November 14, 2011

Disappointment and Complaints


"Everything about which we are tempted to complain may be the very instrument whereby the Potter intends to shape His clay into the image of His Son.

A headache, an insult, a long line at the checkout, someone's rudeness or failure to say thank you, misunderstanding, disappointment, interruption. As Amy Carmichael said, 'See in it a chance to die,' meaning a chance to leave self behind and say yes to the will of God, to be conformable unto His death. Not a morbid, martyr complex, but a peaceful and happy contentment in the assurance that goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives.

Wouldn't our children learn godliness if they saw in us the example of contentment instead of complaint, acceptance instead of rebellion, and peace instead of frustration?"

~Elisabeth Elliot
Keep A Quiet Heart


2 comments:

  1. Very Good! I am from a wise woman link up. I have been complaining so much lately we lost our sixth child stillborn on 1-24-12 My heart has been so heavy that complains often slip off my lips. Thanks for the heavenly reminder.

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  2. Oh Tesha, I am so sorry. I will pray that you abide in His grace that you will give YOURSELF grace during this time. Bless you and your sweet family.

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