Psalms 23

There are many believers who are annoyed, upset or unhappy because of their inability to achieve some of the things they thought they could achieve. Some are not able to stop plague or afflictions, some are unable to overcome poverty, sickness, restore peace to their homes, singleness, marriage problems, challenges in career, etc. They are said to be struggling with frustration in their lives. Many believers envisioned that they would be at the prime of their lives, but they are in a pit of misery. The reality is that they are disappointed in their expectations.

The following is the definition of frustration:

1. The feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. “Tears of frustration rolled down her cheeks” synonyms:exasperation, annoyance, anger, vexation, irritation, bitterness, resentment; More

2. The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfilment of something. “The frustration of their wishes” synonyms:thwarting, defeat, foiling, blocking, stopping, countering, spoiling, checking, baulking, circumvention, forestalling, dashing, scotching, quashing, crushing.

Frustration is the feeling that though a problem is not resolved, it should be. When there is no relief in sight we tend to get frustrated. There are times when we get frustrated with God because we believe our situation is too hard, and there is no relief available. God must have messed up, I can’t handle this, why are you doing this to me God? We also begin to accuse God of making mistakes in our life.

Spencer Miller, observed that, some people are at crossroads in their lives. This is when you are forced to face the trials and tribulations of life, when you are at the point of not knowing what to do you can always trust in God because He does. Every one of us go through valley experiences in our lives, in fact, these valley experiences are a part of life. Every time we go through these valley experiences we tend to wonder why God allows us to go through them. In this 23rd Psalm, David is speaking of a deep, dark valley where there seems to be no ray of light and you feel like you are not going to make it. But, valleys are not dead-end streets and the disappointments, frustrations, discouragements, and dilemmas of life although they are valleys, shouldn’t be classified as a diaster. David even refers to them as a shadow.”

God is strong enough to restore joy to us again. In Job 1& 2, Job suffered from frustration from loss of his properties, children, servants, marriage, health, and everything he had that was stolen by the devil. The good news is that God will remove the frustration and bring joy to you in Jesus Name.


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