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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Whine (05/23/13)

TITLE: Don't Let Me Whine
By Verna Cole Mitchell
05/28/13


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“No more manna,” they complained,
Those Children of Israel.
So God sent them quail,
And it made them sick to death.

“I won’t go,” grumbled Jonah
Before he was swallowed by a whale,
And even when God saved him,
He continued to lament.

“Just let me die,” moaned Elijah
When Jezebel made threats.
He received food from an angel,
And he prophesied again.

“Wake up, Lord; we’re going to die,”
Cried disciples in the boat.
Then Jesus calmed the storm and asked,
“Where is your faith?”

Leafing through the Bible,
I am comforted to find
I’m not alone when I protest
The things I dread or fear.

If prophets could be discouraged
Or disciples be afraid,
Their actions serve as reminder
We share a fallen nature.

Help me, Lord, to be content
With all of Your provision.
May I choose to go where You send me
And be happy in Your plan.

When I’m afraid of what’s ahead,
Let me know You’ll be my guide,
And when I’m threatened by life’s storms,
Remind me You are near.

Don’t let me murmur, fret, or fuss,
But give me a thankful heart.
Increase my faith, Lord, every day,
And forgive me when I fail.



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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/30/13
This is quite lovely and a great reminder. Some of the greatest people of the Bible tended to fuss and question so it is no wonder that we ourselves often fall into the same traps.
CD (Camille) Swanson 05/31/13
Timely reminder for all Christians and individuals overall to remember.

Beautifully done. God bless~
Genia Gilbert05/31/13
It encourages me to remember that God is patient with whiners. There were a lot of them in the Bible, and you did a good job of searching them out. I like the prayer at the end that pulls it all together. Good writing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/06/13
Congratulations on ranking 24th overall!