What can I do when frustrated and fearful?

Question: “What can I do to eliminate being frustrated and fearful?”

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Why am I frustrated and fearful about a given person or situation?  Normally, we are frustrated and fearful because You want something but don’t get it (James 4:2).  

So, why am I frustrated and fearful?  Because I am not trusting God. We become anxious when we are more interested in what we want than believing in God.  We become anxious when we are pushed or rush to a situation rather than waiting on God.  Fear imprisons us, while faith liberates us.

Fear says, “Why?”  Faith says, “Lord, what do I do?” Fear says, “Why is this happening?”  Faith says, “Lord, I am being attacked, how do I raise up a standard against it?” A standard is raised with trust, faith, and prayer.

If I truly trust God, I trust that God will do what is best. That God is God and knows what is best for me. That he knows the best approach, the best timing, and what the end will be. I have no anxiety or fear when I have no problems; and have no problems because I have given them to God to solve.

Trusting God is to accept that I may not always get what I want, but that God’s knowledge of what is best is superior to mine.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-7).

If I really trust God to do what is best, I need not be concerned. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  Casting our cares on Him is not easy, and we often keep taking them back, but it is the only way to truly be free of our frustration and fears.  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him (Romans 15:13).

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