How To Stop Whining And Bless Your Life Today

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Whining is contagious and it seems to be spreading. If you are ready to look for a cure to the whining around you and in you . . . check out our favorite tips. They will bless you!

I know. You read the title and thought . . . I’m not a whiner but __________ definitely needs this.

Rev has a saying that always makes me nod and smile…

“Whining is annoying in children but it is downright obnoxious in adults.”

It’s not that we believe it’s wrong to voice our concerns or displeasure; it’s that unpleasant nasal whine that makes it hard to listen to the words because of the sound hitting our auditory nerves.

When our children would whine they typically heard the following: “Please, use your words. My ears can’t hear that tone of voice.”

I think it was the whining complaints of the Wilderness Wanderers that initiated their lack of faith and led them to turn away from God in disobedience and idolatry.

I don’t know if social media has intensified crowd complaining or if it’s always been a problem. Honestly, I’m tempted to think the latter when I read the Biblical accounts of God’s people. All I know is wherever they are, whiny words typically read just like they sound.

Psalm 106 is a summary of humanity’s sinful behavior from the Exodus through its defeat and Babylonian captivity. The lesson for you and me is that although God allowed His people to face the consequences of their sinful choices, every time they repented God was compassionate and forgiving.

Let’s take a look at a few of the examples found in this Psalm…

  • People whined and rebelled against God at the Red Sea. Even so, He saved them. (v. 7–8)
  • In the wilderness, their desires ran wild, and their whining tested God’s patience. (v. 14)
  • They made a calf at Mt. Sinai and bowed before that image made of gold. So, they traded their glorious God for a statue. (v. 19–20)
  • They whined and refused to enter the Promised Land because they didn’t trust His promise to care for them. (v. 24)
  • They joined in the worship of Baal. (v. 28)
  • They complained and adopted the “evil customs of the pagans and worshiped their idols. (v. 35–36)
  • They sacrificed their sons and daughters to idols. (v. 38)
  • Again and again, God rescued them but they chose to rebel against Him. (v. 43)

Each time I read that list, I’m reminded of how easily whining and complaining become sinful behavior and how sinful behavior results in God allowing difficult consequences to draw people back to Himself.

I think there are 2 important lessons for us to learn from this Psalm.

  1. Joining the crowd in corporate whining demonstrates a lack of faith, leads to sinful choices, and prompts painful consequences.
  2. God is faithful. He is compassionate, forgiving, and good. His love endures forever.

Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 106:1

He saved them— to defend the honor of His name
and to demonstrate His mighty power.

He resuced them from their enemies
and redeemed them from their foes.

Even so, He pitied them in their distress
    and listened to their cries.
He remembered His covenant with them
    and relented because of His unfailing love.

Psalm 106:8 10, 44–45

May we genuinely repent of our whiny ways and commit to inviting the Spirit to help us KNOW, TRUST, and OBEY God’s will…

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:2
Whining is contagious and it seems to be spreading. If you are ready to look for a cure to the whining around you and in you . . . check out our favorite tips. They will bless you!

Let’s pray…

A Prayer to Repent of Our Whining Ways
and a Plea for God’s Help

Father God, Solomon wrote, “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.: (Ecclesiastes 1:9) And that continues to be true thousands of years later. People continue to whine, complain, and turn to worldly sinfulness thinking that will satisfy their desires.

But the truth is, You created us to find our true satisfaction in You. You made us to KNOW, TRUST, LOVE, and OBEY You . . . and that only happens when we SEEK You rather than focusing on our worldly wanting and whining.

Please forgive me. Help me want You Lord more than I want anything this world has to offer. Please fill me with Your Spirit so that I might bear the fruit of joy, peace, patience, and all the attributes You want for me. And by Your grace, I will thank and praise You now and forever. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Whining is contagious and it seems to be spreading. If you are ready to look for a cure to the whining around you and in you . . . check out our favorite tips. They will bless you!

So let’s take a quick look at 5 specific goals that will help us abandon our whining and enjoy life more…

5 Goals That Will Help Us Stop Whining

  1. Believe God’s Promises
  2. Trust God’s Timing
  3. Obey God’s Will
  4. Remember God’s Goodness, Grace, and Mercy
  5. Focus on God’s Love

Natalie Grant wrote a beautiful song that helps me remember these truths…

More than Anything

Help me want the Healer more than the healing.
Help me want the Savior more than the saving.
Help me want the Giver more than the giving.
Help me want You, Jesus, more than anything.

May we take our concerns and needs to God in prayer without joining the crowds of whiners. May we trust His timing and perfect love. And may we count our blessings with gratitude and praise.

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  1. Good morning sister I truly believe in prayer and lately I have a terrible right shoulder pain can you please pray for me thank you may God bless you Luz Marquez

    1. I’m so sorry you are suffering, Luz. I am praying for you!

  2. Thank you, Deb, for this day’s article and the other daily ones that you work to give us. I so appreciate the Word of the Lord that you give us daily.
    This was a good one! I think whining has always been (as you said) BUT I also think social media has done us no favors in this either.
    The world is hard and we SO need God. Thanks again for always pointing us to Him.
    Deb in NE

    1. Thank you so much, Deb! I definitely agree. Social media has given whining a large platform. I try to focus on those who share their faith and God’s blessings! Thanks so much for visiting. God be with you and bless you!

  3. I pray to shut off the whining, and revel in the promises God has given.
    Blessings, Deb, and Happy Labor Day!

    1. Me to, Martha! I know I need His help! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful day!

  4. As a child my grandmother taught me to always count my blessings….
    To this day, it has brought me through so many trials and tribulations in life. God is faithful in all things!

    1. It sounds like you have a wonderful grandmother, Tina! Remember who He is and what He has done change my focus from my problems to the problem solver. Praise God! He is so very gracious and good! Thanks for visiting and for joining the conversation. God bless you!

  5. Ana Cordova says:

    What great topic to make me open my heart and thoughts in recognizing when I whine and ask our Lord to help me and turn to prayer instead. Thank you dear Lord for your Grace, love, mercy, and patience to always trust in you when times get tough to help me though it knowing you are always with me. Blessings Deb for the beautiful prayers you always seem to touch my thoughts and heart. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

    1. When I’ve been tempted to whine and complain lately, I’ve tried to intentionally praise and pray. How quickly the Lord is able to improve my attitude to I give it to Him. I’m so thankful He doesn’t leave us to deal with life on our own. Thanks as always, Ana! God bless you!

  6. Viola Simmons says:

    We have have to acknowledge that God has our best interests he knows what we need before we ask him. Pray trust God in Jesus name for answering our prayers. Leave our prayers with him in faith. if is will its already done.

    1. Amen, Viola! Beautifully said. Thanks for joining us and for adding this to the conversation. Blessings!

  7. JoyceThomas says:

    Thank you for this teaching as I can get into the bad habit of complaining and moaning. When I feel the itch to do that I will focus on all that God has done for me.

    1. Me too, Joyce. I need the Spirit’s reminders throughout the day … every day. God’s richest blessings!