Frustration is the agonizing feeling of being upset or annoyed due to the inability to either change or acheive a specific thing.
Frustration mostly shows up when we feel prevented from making progress, succeeding, or fulfilling our goals.
When we feel frustrated it is because we are dealing with something that we feel is out of our control. The truth is not everything in life is in our control. Yes, we have power to make things happen but the ultimate power belongs to God.
We live in a day in age of taking action and being very independent. We promote independence which is not necessarily a bad thing. Yet, we must remember that as christians it is okay to be codependent on God. It is okay to rely on and trust that God can make things happen. God has a part to play in out lives.
He is in control of ALL things that are outside of our control! We have to stop allowing the things of the world dictate our relationship with God. We were created to depend on his sovereign power, love, grace, and mercy.
Do not allow the devil to drive you crazy with what you cannot control.
Here are some tips of what you can control:
– your praise (praise confuses the enemy!)
– your prayers (pray for God to have the final say over the situation)
– your faith (believe that God can and will work it out)
– your confession (speak life over the situation)
– your attitude (be hopeful in all things)
Here are some scriptures to meditate on when you are frustrated:
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
“That people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.”
“The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,”