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Gain Greatly by Turning Grumbling to Gratitude

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Grumbling to Gratitude - I Timothy 6 6

*Updated!  Originally posted in January of 2010.

Have you ever had one of those days that absolutely nothing went right and you thought to yourself, “I should have just stayed in bed?

Perhaps you muddled on through the day responding to others with the shortest answers possible because you just knew the day wasn’t going to get any better — and you couldn’t muster up any more strength to interact in any deep conversations.

It’s true that we all have bad days, but we miss the opportunity to be a blessing to others when we sulk about our own circumstances.  I believe we also miss the opportunity to be thanking and praising God for all that He’s done for us.

Aren’t you glad that Jesus wasn’t grumbling and complaining while dying on the cross for us?  He gladly laid down His life that we might have eternal life.  Now that’s a thought that can make anyone’s day better when we realize that God is so good and merciful to us!

It’s hard to be grateful when we’re grumbling.  On the other side of the coin, it’s hard to be grumbling when we’re grateful!

Let’s strive to have a heart of gratitude which will certainly yield contentment.

But godliness with contentment is great gain.” I Timothy 6:6

I want to challenge you this week to turn your grumbling to gratitude.  Start each morning thanking God for several things He’s done for you throughout your life.

God bless you and your family,



  • Amy

    What a great post! My cousin sent me a neat liitle email the other week that has a cool quote in it, “to blessed to be stressed and to annointed to be dissapointed.” When we live a life of gratitude it shines in all aspects of our lives. God is good, even when he gives us trials. Those trials serve to bring us closer to Him. When we turn to him instead of turning inward we become closer to Him. Thanks for the affrimation! I can certainly use it. I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and sometimes it’s hard to be grateful through all the pain and discomfort, but I am grateful for the little boy I get to raise and love 😀 Have a blessed week!

    • HCH


      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to share your comments. That’s a really great quote. I need to write that on my frig…”Too blessed to be stressed!” lol

      Congratulations on the soon coming bundle of joy. Those last weeks are tough, but exciting too, as you draw near to the time when you finally get to meet the precious little one inside you.

  • Jane Obina

    Wow what a wonderful reminder of God’s Word.

    Praise God for your life and for your God-given talent in writing devotionals like this…I just came across your site last week when I was looking for some Christian online devotionals that I can read even at the middle of work…I really need God’s comforting words now especially I am also like Amy who is pregnant…I just pass through a very difficult first trimester with 3 admissions in hospital in the past two months…it has not been easy even with my 1st and 2nd pregnancy but glory to God for the gift of life and for the blessing to be a mother to soon 3 kids…

    • Rhonda White

      Jane, I just prayed for you.. I hope all is well with your pregnancy. In these difficult times, God is still there! He gives us grace for each day and there are definitely times when we need more comfort from God’s Word. Thank you so much for taking time to comment and for reading.

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