How can you deal with frustrations in your life?

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How can you deal with frustrations in your life?

Believing in God doesn’t stop us from being human. I know this because I live in my feelings sometimes even though I know I shouldn’t. I’ve surrendered my life to God and would like to believe I trust His will but day to day frustrations still get to me sometimes. During those times I cry out to God and take my frustrations to Him. I started doing this because of David’s example in his Psalms. I admire the relationship that David had with God and because I want that, I like learning from him. In his Psalms he takes everything to God, his joy, his hurts, his frustrations, you name it he went to God with it.

 “Hear me, Lord, and answer me,
    for I am poor and needy.
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
    save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord,
    for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
    for I put my trust in you.” Psalm 86:1-4. 

I think as God’s children, we should follow David’s example. Rather than complaining to other people, we should take it all to God. I’m not saying don’t share what you’re going through with others but sometimes turning to God first may be the better option.

A job I once had, used to be one example of something that had turned into a cause of major frustration in my life. I started off loving it and excited about helping people. Then I started to feel so drained, like I couldn’t take another day there. I had felt that I had done everything I could there and needed to move on. But God had told me to wait on Him and that’s what I was doing.

It helped that I still got to pursue my passions outside of work, like writing and running a blog I used to run. I had to keep reminding myself that as long as I stay close to God He will give me the desires of my heart. He knows my heart and I trusted that in time He would move me to where I was supposed to go next.

It was a daily battle to keep trusting, to choose to ignore what my eyes could see and see with eyes of faith. If I allowed what my eyes could see then or the so called reality and statistics, I wouldn’t even get up in the morning. Taking everything to God is how I got through it all.

During a pruning season God showed me that I had to let go of my need to leave that job so much. He showed me that that’s why everything there now frustrated me. Although it hurt and led to much crying at the thought of giving up that need, I did it because God told me to. Once I did that things changed. I felt such peace and things that were bothering me so much didn’t bother me anymore. Nothing had changed in my circumstances but my attitude changed and I could go on with my life without this constant need to leave holding me hostage.

So wherever God currently has you, keep trusting Him and know in time He will get you where you’re supposed to be. In the meantime, take your day to day frustrations and burdens to Him. Choose happiness in spite of your circumstances, no matter how difficult it is, believe me I know how difficult it can be. Know that you are not alone. You don’t have to do it on your own. God’s got this. Focus on God and keep pursuing Him. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, as long as you’re where God has placed you. Trust that He will get you to where you need to be, doing what you need to be doing, at just the right time.


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