Frustration is an Invitation to Trust God
By Greg Sanders
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
The grander the event, the more exquisite the invitation is supposed to be. There is a difference between receiving an invitation to a kid’s 5th birthday party and receiving an invitation to a formal ball or wedding. With that thought in mind, if frustration is an invitation, then my mailbox is often running over with invitations of all shapes and sizes.
Peter reminds us in 1Peter 5:7 that Jesus invites us to cast all of our cares on Him because He cares for us. When your life is filled with frustration, remember that He cares about you. He knows how many hairs are on your head…or in my case how many have fallen out. He cares about anything and everything that concerns you.
Frustration is directional. We choose to allow our frustrations to drive us away from God or we allow them to draw us closer to Him. Jesus suggests the latter. He said in Matthew 11: 28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. (The Message) Allow your frustration to drive you to the One who can help. Cast your frustrations upon Him. He can handle it.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t allow your frustrations to drive you away from Jesus. Take them to Him and rest in His care.