Devotion for March 22, 2022 - Frustration

Frustration


When Larks gets in her car seat, the very first thing she does is take off her hat.


Then her shoes.


Then her socks.



But on Sunday when she went for her socks, all she found was frustration. And it was hilarious because she didn't even look at first. She just plowed away, doing what she always did, only to become frustrated when it didn't work out like she thought it would.


Ironically, the frustration would not have been as great had she seen the reality of the situation . . . but too often we lose focus of what is really going on and get sucked into the whirlpool of hopelessness trying to do it


on our own. And it is one thing to be frustrated with things we don't understand, while a completely different thing to be frustrated by what we DO understand yet cannot change. Both flavors are hard.


Finally, Larks realized she didn't understand but needed help and called out to me for assistance.


David realized this truth and figured out the proper response: call out to God! PSALM 145:18-19 says, "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them." Praise God he hears us and is near to us when we are frustrated and need him - whether for big things OR little ones!

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