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Silent Frustrations

on June 17, 2015

Silent frustrations meaning is to not express aloud the feelings of being upset or annoyed, especially because of the inability to change or achieve something.  So if frustration can also mean the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something, then what could you be preventing God from doing in your life because of these silent frustrations your are holding onto? These silent frustrations are things that you have allowed to frustrate you that you haven’t dealt with, avoid dealing with or just didn’t realize the situation was causing you frustration.  You are frustrated but you silently try to hold your frustration to yourself instead of taking the frustration to God.  It says in Matthew 11:28 (NLT) Then Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Surrender the frustrations to God, for He will give you strength to keep pushing forward and peace while you wait on seeing His promises come to pass in your life.  Psalm 29:11 (NLT) The Lord gives people strength.  The Lord blesses them with peace.  Don’t let theses frustrations steal your peace!

Silent frustrations can lead to anger, resentment, bitterness and cause to you feel hopeless and discouraged.  Concentrate more on God and less on yourself and the things that are causing you frustration.  For it says in Isaiah 26:3-4 (NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!  Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.  Frustration also causes internal pressures brought on by outside circumstances that you on your own cannot fix.  The frustration creates a distraction where you only see your problems from your view.  It makes it harder to see things God’s way.  It makes you start to lose hope in yourself, doubt the promises that God wants to fulfill in your life and it makes you want to give up before you receive your breakthrough.  But don’t give up because of those frustrations and don’t give into your hopelessness believing your God is not enough to handle your circumstances.  Hebrews 10:35-36 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord.  Remember the great reward it brings you!  Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will.  Then you will receive all that he has promised.  So remember trouble doesn’t last always and the things seen are temporary and things unseen are eternal.  The same frustrations you are having right now, you don’t have to have them.  You can turn them over to God and let Him handle your frustrations and bring to pass His promises in your life.  1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  He wants to take care of you and your problems, but He can only do this if you let Him.  It’s your choice that only you can make for yourself.  You can keep being frustrated and let all these silent frustrations build up in you till you blow.  Which can lead to deeper issues and bigger problems, so who wants that?  Or you can admit them to yourself and to God and turn them over to Him.  Change what you can and allow Him to change what you can’t!!

What are you holding onto that is causing you silent frustrations?  Are frustrated with a person you are in a relationship with or work with?  If so, are you trusting God to change the situation and make it better?  Could you be silently frustrated waiting on God to bring a promise to pass in your life?  Every frustration you have, there is a reason for it and a lesson to be learned from it.  What lessons could God be trying to teach you from your frustrations?  Being frustrated can lead you to believe the wrong conclusion about God.  That He is not for you and that He is against you or punishing you because you have not seen your prayer answered yet.  It says in John 15:17 (NLT) But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted.  So ask God for what you need, so your needs can be met by Him.  Who else can remove your frustrations and give you peace?  You can’t do that for yourself, only He can do it for you.

Silent frustrations can be a silent killer to your hopes, dreams and your future.  The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy the purpose God has placed in you.  Don’t let him use your silent frustrations as a weapon against you to steal your hope, kill your dreams and destroy your future.  For God can deliver you out of your troubles, issues and silent frustrations if you take them to Him.  Psalm 54:7 (ESV) For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.  Turn your frustrations over to God so He can make you victorious over them and your problems. 

Use your faith when you are frustrated with your circumstances.  If your faith is low, then read God’s word and speak His word over yourself and your situation.  If you speak God’s word enough for you to hear it, your faith will begin to build up and you will start to believe more and more of what His word says.  Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God.  Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  God makes invisible progress before He shows you the visible progress He’s made in your life.  Give yourself the assurance to know that although you can’t see the tangible evidence of God working in your life, know that He is causing all things to work together for your good. He is going to make sure that you see His promises come to pass in your life.  He made the promises and He is going to keep them because he is not a man that he should lie nor son of a man that he would break his promises to you.

So trust God with surrendering these silent frustrations over to Him and allow Him to take the wheel of your life before you get yourself involved in wrecking your life.  Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.  He will correct any mistakes you have made and get you back on the path you need to be on so you can reach the destiny that He designed for you.  So when you are feeling frustrated, ask yourself why are you frustrated and then turn it over to God.  The frustration you feel is an opportunity to learn to trust in God more and grow more in your relationship with Him!


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