Lamentations 3:39—”Why should a living man complain, a man, about the punishment of his sins?”
When we go through trials, we are not sure why it happens but we trust God and know that He works things out for us. He may be changing us to ready us for our purpose in this world. Yet, when we feel that God disciplines us, we get angry with Him. Why us? Why are our backbiters and scorners living a good life in the meanwhile? God loves us. He wants us to learn from these experiences that He puts us through. We, as parents, want to teach our children the difference between right and wrong. How much more will God want to teach us, show us, and grow us? Do our children feel that we don’t love them because they receive discipline from us? Then why should we, mere humans, complain when we are punished for our sins?
While there is life there is hope; and instead of complaints of things being bad, we should encourage ourselves with the hope that they will be better. We are sinful by nature, and what we complain of, is far less than our sins deserve. We should go to God with our complaints (just as a child does to their parent) rather than complain about God.
In times of calamity, we tend to reflect on other people’s ways and to blame them. However we are called to search and try our own ways, that we may turn away from evil to God. Our hearts must go in line with our prayers. If our inward impressions do not manifest to our outward expressions, we mock God, and deceive ourselves. Do you want to complain about God or go to God with your complaints today?