Finding God in the Midst of Frustration
Frustration means - the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something.
Just a week ago, I was experiencing great frustration, anger and disappointment all at the same time. I have had some very difficult circumstances in the past 20 months and I thought that one of them was coming to an end. I even had a promise from God that this was the end. But, it didn’t happen according to my timeline so – I had a giant pity party. I cried and yelled and poured out my pain to God.
Once I closed the pity party down, I was able to see His hand. One painful situation had taken place that was His intervention to keep me from experiencing something even more painful. As I started to admit this to myself, I told Him – I’m trying to be grateful but I’m not there yet! He was OK with that. I am now very grateful for what happened and see His divine intervention in my life to actually make my path easier and that “end” He promised me is really here – it’s on His terms, not mine. I had to stay in His steps and not the ones I had created.
Proverbs 3:5-8 The Voice, “Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. Give Him credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead.
And don’t think you can decide on your own what is right and what is wrong. Respect the Eternal; turn and run from evil.
If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.”