As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” (Matthew 14:15, NIV)
It sounds like the disciples didn’t care for remote places or hunger. What sends you over the edge into complaining and sin?
In all fairness who really likes any kind of pain? We all try to avoid it if we can. Sometimes though, God causes us to suffer and suffer we must.
No matter how remote we are, God wants us to endure it for a time.
All the whining and complaining won’t get you out of it. Instead try this approach.
If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor:
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. (Philippians 2:1-2 MSG)
Prayer- Father, when life is hard use that hardness to soften our hearts to Christ Living. Amen.