• Josh Carmody

It's been a frustrating day and I'm pretty sure it's my fault.

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel frustrated and can't seem to shake it? On those days it seems like everything upsets you. On these days you snap at other people when they did nothing to deserve it. On these days you make a mental list of everyone and every situation that causes you to be upset. Today has been one of those days for me.

Today I was in the process of making a mental list of my frustrations. I soon realized that I was only doing this so I could prove to myself that it was ok for me to be frustrated and upset. Helpful, I know.

As I continued on with this list, something dawned on me; there is nothing I can do about most of these frustrations! The only thing I can do is choose how I will react! It's my fault if I am frustrated because I chose to react that way!

I can choose to be frustrated or I can choose to rely on God. I can get upset, over-react, worry, or I can trust in God's strength to show me a better way.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

God promises to strengthen, help, and uphold me! That was good news for my day! I have the choice to live a life of frustration or to run to God in my moments of weakness so that He can be my strength.

Until Monday, Josh

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I work at New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge, IA. Everything here, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of New Covenant Christian Church.