Words of Hope: When Frustration Comes

The other day I had a few inordinately aggravating difficulties that were more irritations than problems. If you follow Words of Hope regularly, you know what that signals for me. This means it’s time to praise the Lord. He is moving!  

If I am not careful, these little inconveniences can move me to frustration and take me out of communion. Instead, I run to Jesus. I sing, I praise the Lord, and I slow down.  

The inconveniences continued throughout the day but through praising God I didn’t get overwhelmed. This usually is my Achilles heel. Things pile up and then I am mad, irritated, tired, and rude. This practice of praising God instead of succumbing to irritation and frustration has kept me from spiraling into behaving in a way I don’t aspire for myself.  

Singing and praise are the perfect antidote for life’s frustrations.  

Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. – Psalms 5:11