Dictionary.com defines frustration as: a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.
Am I the only one who gets so totally frustrated that the brain doesn't work sometimes? Surely not, but I do get frustrated!
The problem is not really in the being frustrated, it's my response to it. (Mostly I tend to speak harshly to inantimate objects.) That doesn't seem too harmful, but it's so needless. Such a waste of time. Life happens, things are going to be frustrating, for various reasons. Sometimes it's other people that frustrate us, sometimes we get in over our heads in a project which can bring on dissatisfaction and sometimes we just try to do too many things at one time and that brings on frustration.
Psalm 46:10 gives me the answer for frustration.
"Be still and know that I am God". That says it all, doesn't it?
Verse 1 of that chapter says "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble."
I have found that to be true. When I'm feeling overcome by frustration (trouble) I can run into that Refuge and Strength. He knows why I'm frustrated and He is the answer!
There is no need for a child of the King to have anxiety, unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems. There is help.
Be still and Know. Rest in our refuge and strength. Let the frustration go.