Frustrating Isn't It?
But frustration is a part of life, isn't it?
While in Bible College there was a minister in Chapel who was telling us how "Frustration is eventually productive." Meaning, that if you keep working on it, it will usually work out. His story is what got my attention.
He was, as a young minister, preaching in a small church in Northwest Arkansas. He was the main speaker at the youth rally. However, because it was one of the first sermons he ever preached, he was quite nervous. So he held on to the pulpit like it was trying to run away or something. He was sweating profusely and standing very still. Too still as it turns out. He had locked his knees and as a result passed out. Remember though, he had a death grip on that pulpit. A large wooden pulpit. So as he passed out, he fell backward and pulled the pulpit on top of himself. Ouch! His point was, as frustrating and embarrassing this was, he didn't quit. Obviously, years later he was an accomplished pulpiteer. Then he announced the name of the church. It was my home church in Rogers, Arkansas. I knew that pulpit! It was as big as the bulkhead of a battleship!
Remember Isaiah 41:10 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.
Whatever you are facing today remember this. God is bigger.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to face my frustration with my faith in You! AMEN!