Frustration is only mentioned three times in the Bible. Twice found in Ecclesiastes (the book of understanding) and once in Romans 8:20 which says,
“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”
Here imbedded in this scripture is given the key to disarming frustration. A key attribute to love…HOPE.
This is why it says, “in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”
As we read in 1st Corinthians 13:7, love it says…’always hopes’. Since hope is a fundamental quality of love and essential in disarming frustration, let us look at its definition…hope it says is defined as, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” Or literally, “to expect with confidence”
Hope is the assurance that the word or promise given to you will come to pass. It is only when we go through the experience of time when we encounter, fear, danger or an inability to fully comprehend Gods timing do we experience frustration. Just as fear and danger are essential elements for trust to have meaning and existence, frustration is also essential to the existence of hope. Without frustration, hope has no meaning or virtue. It is through hope that the Lord has allowed us as the first fruits of his creation to overcome the weariness of the frustrations of the unknowns in time. It helps overcomes every delusion and variable of the unknown and unseen and allows us to reliably trust in the inheritance of the promises our great King is laying up for us.
Therefore, set your heart once again to love – the great commandment that overcomes every work of the enemy – and hope…hope in the promise you have been given. Hope in the Kingdom that is to come and the gifts the Lord has given you to accomplish the tasks set before. Hope and destroy every work of frustration. The Lord is faithful and will not fail us.