DEALING WITH DISGRUNTLEMENT
Reflect: I thought I had made up ‘disgruntlement’ but I find you can Google it fruitfully. It’s all around us, but this passage tells us how to dismantle, dismember and generally diss disgruntlement:
1 Prayer and trust in God (v1-2)
2 Don’t join the rebels (v3)
3 Know the talk (v4)
4 Walk the talk (v5)
5 Pester God politely (v6)
6 Be glad that God is a lot better than you were as a child (v7)
7 God is OK with sinners, he’s used to them (v8)
Or in a couple of words, live thankfully.
Pray: Lord, may thankful living chase out every kind of disgruntlement –
From the workplaces I know; from the schools and colleges I know; from the homes I know; and from my own heart, through the power of your Spirit, Amen.
PSALM 25: 1-8
1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
6 Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
8 Good and upright is the Lord;