The Burden of Life’s Frustrations

Life is frustrating. I see so much, and it hurts. I actually hurt for the world. The headlines are filled with violence, evil, corruption, and hate. Closer to home, a lot of friends and family are dealing with sickness.

It irritates me…because I can’t fix it.

I do what I can, and that takes its toll as well. In a tired moment, I wrote this poem:

I’m Tired

I’m tired
Tired of the world’s pain
Tired of unrepentant sin
Tired of the anger
Tired of the lack of personal responsibility
Tired of the drama
Tired of the brokenness
Tired of sickness
Tired of the weight on my shoulders
Tired that I can’t help them all
I hate the fact I don’t have the energy
That I don’t have the resources
That I don’t have the ability
That when I do have it, no one listens
Tired of being used as a cab
Just tired…

Dealing With Frustration

I looked up the Bible’s answer to frustration. Exodus 2:3 shows where Moses’ mother did something about her frustration, along with two midwives who refused to kill the children like Pharaoh ordered (Exodus 1:15-22).

The answer is to find ways to act against the evil that frustrates you, trusting God to use the effort. Ezra 5:3-5 says no one can stop God’s purposes. God, after all, plays the long game. Jesus has already won it, it won’t be in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Until the end, remember this verse from Galatians, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.”

One thought on “The Burden of Life’s Frustrations

  1. Love this: “God, after all, plays the long game.”

    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.” – so much easier said than done, but each day is anew and we try again!

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