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August 5, 2021 8 mins

Have you ever felt frustration that builds inside because you know your calling and you know the promises in your life, but you’re not exactly living it out? The definition of frustration is “a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs” (Merriam-Webster, 2021). When you combine the promises of God and a deep sense of unfulfillment, I like to call it Holy frustration. 

I wonder if that is what David felt when he was anointed king of Israel after being pulled out from the field as a shepherd boy and then sent back to the field to tend the sheep? Here are some lesson David teaches us on his journey from the shepherd field to the throne: 

  1. David teaches us that only a deep personal relationship with God is the cure for frustration! 
  2. David teaches us frustration is a waste of energy because God never breaks a promise (Psalm 89: 3-4). 
  3. David teaches us to rest in the Lord! 

I want to give you something to think about:

  • What are you frustrated about?
  • How long have you been frustrated?
  • Has frustration caused you to act in a way that is out of character for you?
  • Have you, intentionally, presented this frustration to God?
  • Have you surrendered this frustration to God?
  • Are you allowing God to take the burden and renew your strength?
  • Have you rested in the Lord? (Meaning, are you at peace knowing God has it under control?)
  • If you never received what you are waiting for, Is God enough for you?

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