Prayer is better than complaining to each other
Bible Reading: Exodus 17:1-7
WE SOUGHT THROUGH PRAYER AND MEDITATION TO IMPROVE OUR CONSCIOUS CONTACT WITH GOD,
PRAYING ONLY FOR HIS WILL FOR US AND THE POWER TO CARRY IT OUT.
The people were thirsty for water there. They complained to Moses, “Why did you take us from Egypt and drag us out here with our children and animals to die of thirst?” Exodus 17:3
Some problems can be solved by discussion and good counsel with a trusted friend of sponsor. Some can be solved through prayer and waiting for God’s response before we act on them.
The people of Israel complained about their problems, instead of praying about them. They had followed God’s leading into the desert, but doubted His ability to take care of them. This can happen to us in the process of recovery. We get involved in recovery and start to apply The Steps to our lives. We get into relationship with God but doubt that He can help us with all of our problems, so we complain to others ‘recovery doesn’t work for me’
Complaining only raises our stress levels, but prayer quiets our thoughts and emotions and prepares us to listen to God and live according to his will for our lives.
Lord, help me not to complain when I don’t understand what is going on. Help me to stay in contact with You, quiet my thoughts and emotions so I can listen to You.