Does God hear when we grumble about the weather?

(J. R. Miller, “Devotional Hours with the Bible” 1908)

“The Lord hears your murmurings which you murmur against Him!” Exodus 16:8

This is startling! Does God really hear every discontented word we speak?

Does God hear when we grumble about the weather, about the hard winter, about the late spring, about the dry summer, about the wet harvest, about the high winds, about the storms?

Does God hear when we complain about our circumstances, about the hardness of our lot, about our losses and disappointments?

If we could get into our hearts and keep there continually, the consciousness that every word we speak is heard in heaven, and falls upon God’s ears before it falls upon any other ear–would we murmur as we now do?

“The Lord hears your murmurings which you murmur against Him!” Exodus 16:8

“And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak!” Matthew 12:36

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