Isaiah 53:7

“He was oppressed, and he was afflictedyet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”

This is Gods way (through His son as an example) of telling you no matter the circumstances you find yourself in, you shouldn’t complain (for God is faithful, He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond what you are able- 1 Corinthians 10:13), but rather keep on keeping on. Push through the challenges quickly so that you can get to where He wants you to be. Stay motivated and persevered. The Lord that brought you to it will surely bring you through it.

Often times, it is so easy to dwell so much in our current challenges that we start complaining about things not going well. We start to let the challenges control our behaviour and mood in a negative way. In doing so, we forget that things could be worst, and that all that we currently have and own is someone else’s prayer request and more.

It is easy to neglect how blessed we are when in the midst of challenges. What happens then is, we magnify our problems and minimize our blessings.

For example:

Few months ago, I applied for a job. Got called in for an interview. The interview went so great that I was almost confident I got the job. To my surprise, I checked my status few days later and saw “applicant not selected.”

Now the ideal response will be to wallow in self-pity, ponder about how insufficient I am as a being, stay in bed all day and unconsciously complain and magnify all the times I have applied to a job and didn’t get it. In doing so, I forget that I am healthy, I have a roof over my head, I have clean accessible water, I have food to eat, I can see, smell, hear, and speak etc. The reality is there are many people across the globe that are praying for a roof over their head, clean water to drink, and food to eat etc.

God wants us to “count it all joy…” James 1:2-3. He wants us to not complain. He wants us to have the mindset that it’s all but for a moment because “our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all”  2 Corinthians 4:17. He reminds us of this again in Romans 8:18.

In the midst of your trials, minimize your troubles and magnify your blessings. It makes it easier for you to learn and move on from the situation. It makes it easier for you to continue to come to God in prayer and thanksgiving.

So, when next you find yourself complaining, count your blessings and name them one by one. Literally.



2 responses to “Isaiah 53:7”

  1. Thanks for this reminder to thank God for our blessings. Growing up, my Mama reminded us of children around the globe who didn’t have enough food to eat (to get us to eat our vegetables) but then I worked in places where children literally didn’t have food to eat (or clean water, or healthcare, or a conflict-free zone in which to grow up.) Entering God’s presence with thanksgiving in our hearts, it’s a good way to start prayer! Blessings! Virginia 🙂

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    1. Absolutely! Entering God’s presence with thanksgiving in our hearts is a great starting point. It couldn’t have been said any better!
      Thank you!

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