Pristine Grace

Wherefore Doth A Living Man Complain?
Lamentations 3:39
Twelve good reasons NOT to complain.

1. God commands me never to complain (Philippians 2:14).

2. God commands me to give thanks in every circumstance (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

3. God commands me to rejoice always, especially in trials (1 Thessalonians 5:16; James 1:2).

4. I always deserve much worse than what I am suffering now; in fact, I deserve hell (Lamentations 3:39; Luke 13:2-3).

5. In light of the eternal happiness and glory I will experience in heaven, this present trial is brief and insignificant, even if it were to last a lifetime (Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 5:19).

6. Those more faithful than I have suffered far worse than I, and did so without complaint (Hebrews 11:35-39).

7. My suffering is far less than that which Christ suffered, and He did not complain (1 Peter 2:23). 

8. To complain is to say God is not just (Genesis 18:25).

9. Faith and prayer exclude complaining (Psalm 34:4).

10.This difficulty is being used by God for my good and it is foolish for me to complain against it( Romans 8:28)

11. Complaining denies that God’s grace is entirely sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).

12. The greatest suffering, the worst trial or difficulty, can never rob me of that which is of greatest value to me and my greatest joy, namely the love of Christ for me (Romans 8:35-39).

-  Copied from 13th Street Baptist Church Bulletin