Frustration – a common experience to all – in all walks of life.
Frustration occurs in different contexts.
Waiting on a shop to open – twenty minutes past it’s official opening time. A feeling of frustration.
The repeated bad habit of someone else, that effects you adversely – but which they seem to constantly repeat when in your presence. A feeling of frustration.
People telling you they will do something – which they repeatedly fail to do. A feeling of frustration.
A person you have hired to do a job and they keep postponing to another day. When the day comes – they postpone again. A feeling of frustration.
Someone in a car in front of you – who dilly-dally’s – at 20 miles an hour in a forty mile zone. A feeling of frustration.
When a flea – yes a flea – you know those things you rarely get but expose their presence when that itch starts and the lump appears – you want to get that flea out into the open to end it’s life. (Do they still exist? 😊)
So we need to get those thoughts of frustration out into the open and…
Regardless of the problem that causes frustration – often it has a devil on it’s back.
So trace and destroy. Really know what it is that is causing the frustration and take God’s remedy for it.
For the Christian it is turning to the Word of God and
5 …this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…
We are called to constantly give way to God The Holy Spirit as we appropriate His mind found in His Word. His thoughts kill frustration. Back in the day when people dropped ‘acid’. It was a common exhortation from Christian to Christian – ‘hey man drop some Matthew, Mark Luke or John’.
That takes care of your woes!
Job tells us…
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Frustration is an emotion, but commonly besets us all. It is having the presence of mind to draw upon The One who supplies all our need through His life-giving, frustration-destroying Word.
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.