Sometimes I grumble and complain. It’s embarrassing to admit but I’m just being honest. I realize this complaining is part of being human but that doesn’t make me less embarrassed about it. Often the complaining does not happen verbally, rather it is an internal complaining to God which happens when I conjure up ideas in my mind of how things in my life are supposed to be. (I know this sounds insolent but, fortunately, God is even patient and kind with punks like me.)
But if I stop and think carefully I realize I am actually blessed in many ways. Furthermore, I have been the recipient of many blessings I never earned and do not deserve. In other words, God has been very gracious to me. I’m not just saying this, it is the truth.
I write this respectfully and lovingly hoping you might be able to recognize that in spite of life’s problems—very real problems—God has been gracious to you, too.