Is venting biblical?
What’s the difference between venting and complaining? Is there a difference? Is there a difference between voicing such things to God versus another person?
Complaining, whining, grumbling, non-thankfulness got Israel 40 years of wandering and a whole generation losing out on the promised land. The NT specifically forbids grumbling (Philippians 2:14-16), but commands thankfulness (1 Thess 5:16-18).
But do we encourage sin by the practice of venting?
I’ve wrestled with this for many moons and go back and forth. What say you?