My grandmother had a great way of dealing with frustration. When it became too hard to cope with the memory of losing five children to untimely death; managing a farm; nursing a husband who survived 2 massive stokes – she would go to the woods.  She would sit there for a while and look at the beauty of God’s creation, focus on it for a while, cry a little  and then return to her life with a new outlook.  

Frustration is described as a feeling of disappointment, exasperation, or weariness caused by goals being thwarted or desires unsatisfied, according to the dictionary,  We all go through times like this.  There isn’t a person on the planet that hasn’t been frustrated at some point in their lives.  It can be a very debilitating emotion or it can be used as a tool to get out of that negative frame of mind.  We can let it get the best of us or we can look to God and His omnipotence and get refreshed by that.

The situations that caused our frustration isn’t going to change, but the way we deal with them will.  Some folks throw up their arms in despair and ask God why He’s doing this to them.  Others try to cover their frustration by putting on a happy face, but still  harbor negative feelings within. 

Positive and negative energy have one thing in common.  They are both forms of energy.  Choosing the negative is only going to lead  to a defeatist attitude, self-reliance and never getting anywhere.  If we decide to go the other route, we can become energized, push forward and never give up.  Turning our attention to the only power source, will allow us to become fully recharged.  Our Creator knows what’s best for us. After all, He has promised us that He has a plan for our lives.

Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to WHY, WHY, WHY?

  1. Always such a good reminder!


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