Dear Jesus

Whenever you are tempted to grumble, come to Me and talk it out. As you open up to Me, I will put My thoughts in your mind and My song in your heart.

Dear Jesus,

I am frequently tempted to grumble—more often than I like to admit. There are so many things I would like to be different: in me, in others, in the world. My natural tendency is to brood over these matters, rather than talking them over with you. The longer I focus on these negatives, the more likely I am to grumble. Even when I control what I say out loud, my thoughts tend to be full of complaints. Please help me to think Your thoughts.

Beloved, trust Me by opening up to Me consistently. Don’t wait till you’re already discouraged to bring Me your concerns. As we talk about these matters, remember to thank Me. In spite of how you’re feeling, you can thank Me for listening and caring; also, for loving you sufficiently to die for you. Your thankfulness will provide a helpful framework for viewing the things that concern you. Talk about these concerns with Me. Let the Light of My Face shine upon you, as we discuss these matters. Eventually, this heavenly Light will break through the fog in your mind, enabling you to see things from My perspective.

Your communion with Me will bless you in another way also: You will find in My Presence irrepressible Joy. Whether or not I change your circumstances, you will discover I have put a new song in your heart.

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

[2 Corinthians 9:15]

“The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.”

[Numbers 6:25]

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

[Acts 2:28]

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

[Psalm 40:3]

~ Sarah Young ~

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