Complaining is a problem: it keeps us stuck in situations rather than having a hope for change; it affects the people around us and ultimately it blocks our relationship with God. If we take our eyes off our problems and instead fix them on the problem-solver, God is able to break the power of complaining and His mechanism for doing that is our gratitude. Looking at the story of Israel in Numbers 13 and 14, this sermon addresses the root causes of our complaints along with the ways in which we can live our lives full of thanks.