Are you feeling frustrated over a situation that you’ve prayed about, but haven’t yet received the answer to?
If so, I want to encourage you to resist that frustration.
You see, frustration is not faith. It is actually unbelief because deep down, a part of you is asking, “Why isn’t this working?” It allows doubt to begin to creep into your heart.
But faith believes that God is working even when it doesn’t look or feel like He is. Faith is not moved by what it sees, nor by what it feels.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” — 2 Corinthians 5:7
Faith does not waver. It keeps its eyes fixed on the eternal promises (the Word) of God.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” — 2 Corinthians 4:18
So what do you do when you begin to feel a sense of frustration?
- Resist it — stand against the temptation to become frustrated.
- Continue to give God praise for the answer to your prayer.
- Enter into REST.
“For we who have believed do enter into rest…” — Hebrews 4:3
Rest in the truth that God’s Word works. Rest in the truth that He holds you in the palm of His hand. Rest in the truth that He loves you with an everlasting love. And rest in the truth that He only wants to do you good.
He is working behind the scenes even when you can’t tell. He is taking good care of you. If you’ll keep standing in faith, you will have the very thing you are believing God for!
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.