Frustration happens when: We don’t get what we want (When we want it)… What we got, we didn’t want… Things don’t happen the way we want them to… People don’t do things the right way (OUR way)… Our life and that of those we love doesn’t play out the way we hoped, prayed for, or expected.

Frustration is manifested¬†in the following ways: Anger, disappointment, depression, fear, anxiety, worry… Sleepless nights, ulcers, confusion, elevated blood pressure, and a host of other things.

Christians are the LAST people who should be frustrated! Why? Consider the following reasons:

Our God will always place in our lives only that which is good (Ps 84:11)…

Our God causes all (!) things to work together for our good (Ro 8:28)…

We have access to God for help in time of need (Heb 4:16)…

Our God is able to DO exceeding beyond all we think or imagine (Eph 3:20)…

Christians can cast all anxieties on God because He cares for us (1 Pet 5:7)…

PLUS Is 46:9-10; Dan 4:35; Phil 1:6, 2:13; Pr 3:5

Our frustration is opposed to “THY kingdom come, THY will be done.” As one preacher said, “We think we know better than God what should happen, when it should happen, and how it should take place. Nothing is more opposed to the way Jesus taught us to pray than that.” Indeed!

It would be wise for us to deeply contemplate… and embrace… the truths from God. Jesus came so that our anxiety, worry, and frustration would be banished by His blood. Probably the clearest place Jesus addresses frustration et al…

Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. (Mt 11:28-30)

Tomorrow will about the source of our JOY…