Do you ever think about the fact that Jesus never said a mumbling word? You may have heard that phrase before but how much have you ever thought about it? That's not just during the time that He was being beaten and crucified — that's during His whole 33 years upon this earth. How amazing is that? It's so easy to complain. For some people it's as easy as breathing because the great percentage of their conversation is complaining. For example:
I-83 South is backed up again?!!
I don't want that for dinner!
I hate this job!
Those children are a pain in my neck!
I wish my husband made more money!
These bills are going to kill me!
Didn't find the complaint of your choice? Well, the flesh will probably remind you of your personal favorite soon enough. Yet, Jesus never said a mumbling word.
Jesus went to the cross for sins He didn't commit. Hello! You can carry a grudge just thinking about that, but don't do it. He knew what He was doing. It was His choice and He did it willingly. It was the will of the Father and He always did the will of God without complaint. So what is it that we have to complain about? When we go about our day we should think about the things that have us so upset and ready to fight or curse others for their "horrible" deeds. Yet, the Word of God says, "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one (Romans 3:10-12)." That's means we're not as righteous as we think we are, and without Christ's blood to cover our sins, there is no righteousness in us at all.
If you are in a situation where there's been no wrong choice, but persecution or suffering has occurred anyway; remember this scripture in James 1:2-3: "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." We are not greater than the Master; we will suffer temptations and persecutions just like Jesus did, but His grace is sufficient for us and His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Complaining is an insult to God. He's given His creation so much, but man has an insatiable appetite which declares, "More! More! More!" It's a lust problem that we must pray for God's deliverance from in order to obtain a more grateful walk in Him. Ask yourself "What did I do to put myself in the situation I am in right now? Are you really just reaping from the seed that you've sown? Many of our choices have led to the predicaments we are presently complaining about. Some consequences are far reaching, so can we really complain? No, rather, we should take accountability. Jesus took accountability for sins He never committed, but He did it so His children wouldn't have to face a burning Hell. He created us and stands in the gap for those that belong to Him. He did it without complaint; and therefore, He is our example so we can do the same. If we keep our minds on Jesus, God guarantees us in His word that He will keep us in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3).
Deuteronomy 28: 45-48
45. Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
46. And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
47. Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48. Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.