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Gone from praising to complaining in your wilderness?
Meditate on these scriptures
Article By Nyla Ortega // Spiritual
Posted March 7, 2017
Recommended reading: Exodus 14-15

Maybe you’re going through a season where you’re stuck in the wilderness. Sure, the Lord has
provided for you, but you don’t seem to be going anywhere.

If this is where you’re at, it’s time to refresh your spirit with 5 scriptures that will lead you to praise
instead of complain.

Right now, you may feel like the Israelites. Remember their initial reaction to being freed from Egypt
in Exodus 15? It was one of pure joy! They sang songs of their freedom and expressed their
happiness by playing many instruments.

However, after they had been trapped in the wilderness for an extended period of time, the feeling
of elation wore off. Even though the Lord Himself led them by night and day, and provided them
with manna—bread He rained from heaven—for food, the Israelites’ praise turned into complaints.

Don’t let that happen to you. Meditate on these power-packed scriptures.

    1. Isaiah 12:2 (NLT)- “See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid.
    The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” Trust that the Lord
    has come to rescue you, and that your wilderness journey will not last forever. He has
    already given you the victory, so give Him the glory.

    2. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)- “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of
    his glory in Christ Jesus.” Instead of focusing on how long you’ve been trapped, thank God
    for sticking by your side the entire time! The Lord would not take time to sustain you if He did
    not have a plan to bring you out; your Promised Land is coming!

    3. Psalm 103:2 (ESV)- “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” Take
    time to reminisce on all the great things God has done for you before, and let those
    memories remind you that who He was then is the same as who He is now. God never
    changes; if He blessed you before, He’ll do it again.

    4. Psalm 135:3 (ESV)- “Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is
    pleasant!” There is no greater feeling than being in the presence of the Lord. If your walk
    through the valley is weighing you down, sing a song of worship, or lift your hands in a silent
    prayer. Joy is found in giving the Lord the glory He is due. So turn on some praise music and
    get lost in His presence and love!

    5. Psalm 37:5 (ESV)- “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” Simply
    continue to follow the Lord, and trust in Him with all your heart. You may not be sure where
    He’s leading you, but you can be certain that where you'll end up will be much better than
    where you started.

Thank God for keeping you intact through this time of trouble, and praise Him for former and future
victories! The Lord is on your side. If you remember and meditate on this, you can make it through
the wilderness with no complaints.

If you feel frustrated and stuck, know that God is with you. Let Empowering Everyday Women
Ministries offer some prayer support.
Click here to submit your request.
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