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Do you ever get frustrated?

Do you ever get frustrated? What do you do about it? When I am frustrated I need to go for a walk, and so Buddybo (my dog) and I go for an extra walk. He likes it, and it helps me deal with my frustration. A preacher friend of mine said a dog was a good psychologist because they just want to be with you, and they can help calm one down.

But what about turning our frustrations over to God? Would you be willing to let Him have your frustrations and let Him help you deal with it? Notice the words of Psalm 121:2: My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth (NIV). I truly believe that God will help you through the good times as well as the bad times.

Jesus left us an example to follow.

I know of people who have had more than their share of heart ache. They don’t give up; they press on. I am sure they get frustrated, but they don’t display it. They know that in the end they will make it to glory.

Someone once said to me that I don’t let things rattle me. However, that’s not entirely true. The wickedness of our world rattles me. The downward spiral of morals rattles me.

Do I get frustrated? Sometimes I get frustrated because of certain people who don’t tell the truth. Sometimes I get frustrated when politicians sell us a bill of goods. But there isn’t really anything I can do about any of this.

However, I know who wins in the end. I have read The Book, and Christians win in the end!

There is song we sing once in awhile, by T.O. Chisholm and L.O. Sanderson, entitled Be With Me Lord. One of the lyrics says, “Be with me Lord I cannot live without Thee.” The words of that song are so meaningful to me when I am frustrated.

My constant prayer is that I am able to keep on, keeping on…even when I am frustrated!

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