As I grumble, the Lord tills...
As I grumble about vacuuming the whole house with the hose because the belt is broken and I don't know how to fix it,
Be thankful you have carpet; you have floors; you have a vacuum.
As I grumble about washing dishes for the 84356th time that day,
Be thankful you have a dishwasher, a sink, running water, and dishes.
As I grumble about picking up dirty socks and throwing in yet another load of wash, probably the 10th in the last 2 days,
Be thankful you have a washing machine, you have socks, you have a man who dirties those socks, and children who make laundry more fun.
As I grumble about children who have not napped,
As I grumble about missing the garbage man this week and now having an overflowing garbage can,
Be thankful you have a place to put that garbage and that someone else takes it away for you.
As I grumble about children who have thrown up (eww) or are sick,
Be thankful you have children. Be thankful you have a carpet cleaner and a washing machine.
As I grumble about harsh words and hurt feelings,
Be thankful that things will be reconciled, that you have a love that will not diminish or falter. Be thankful you have the hunk you do.
As I grumble about wiping snotty noses, and messy faces and dirty bottoms,
Be thankful that you have little noses, little cheeks, and little bottoms in your home and in your heart.
As I grumble about the cold and bundling up 6 people,
Be thankful you have a refuge from the cold.
As I grumble about missing worship
Be thankful you still have Me and I do not dwell in one building.
As I grumble, the Lord tills my heart.
1 Timothy 6:8:
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.