Respond Don’t React.

Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 1: Anger

Read Exodus 17:1-2

“At the LORD’s command, the whole community of Israel left the wilderness of Sin and moved from place to place. Eventually they camped at Rephidim, but there was no water there for the people to drink. So once more the people complained against Moses. ‘Give us water to drink!’ they demanded. ‘Quiet!’ Moses replied. ‘Why are you complaining against me? And why are you testing the LORD?’” - Exodus 17:1-2

1. Why do the Israelites leave the wilderness according to verse 1?
2. What do they do in response to their thirst?
3. What does Moses tell them their complaining is doing?

Despite being obedient to God’s commands, we can still find ourselves in difficult situations. How do you tend to respond in the midst of difficulty? Do you complain or voice a concern? If you complain, to whom do you take your complaint? Take heart today that God knows your situation and He knows your heart. Go to Him with your difficult situation and ask for His wisdom in knowing how to respond in a way that brings Him glory.

For Further Reading: God Wants You to Complain
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For Families with Kids at Home
How do your kids respond when they are feeling angry? Today, ask your kids the last time they felt angry, and talk to them about productive ways they can respond to it.

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