I've been in a pretty constant state of frustration this week. I'm writing this early before I head 20 miles out of my way to be at Sams Club at 7:00am for the second time this week. I'm frustrated at having wasted all of yesterday morning there to no avail. They've deleted my paperwork and they say they aren't responsible if I can't prove things, etc...
Anywho, frustration has been reigning somewhat surpreme in my mind the last 72 hours or so. Made worse by how tired I am with the added chaos of having to be upa t 5am two days in a row that I will also be gone until at least 10pm. Whew.
So I went to my favorite place when I'm feeling overwelmed with frustration - James.
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
It's supposed to be that simple, right? Counting my trials joyfully as the Lord developing me, right? This is not easy for me. A couple hours of frustration and you can find me in a funk. So, I'm turning to scripture as I start what may be another frustrating morning and believing the Lord's got a plan with this - he's trying to teach me something, I've just been too frustrated to listen.
So I'm laying it down, I'm going to count it joy - and I'm going to move forward. I'm also going to find some time this weekend to relax and recover! Everything is easier when you're not exhausted, right?