When the little frustrations of life strike: a stubbed toe, dropping something, an appliance breaking down, a near automobile accident, all the mishaps of life; may I not blame God, tempting and chiding Him. When things in life do not go my way, when there are ways I feel I can serve the Lord greater, may I not tempt God with challenges and disgruntled complaints. God please pour down the grace to allow me not to debate and complain, not to pout and feel sorry for myself. Allow me to relish in the sweet glory of your majesty and mercy.
The LORD spoke to Ahaz:
Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;
let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!
But Ahaz answered,
“I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!”
Then Isaiah said:
Listen, O house of David!
Is it not enough for you to weary men,
must you also weary my God?
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel.