So God causes frustration within his own created order? Which includes us? Why would he do that?
To rescue us; to “liberate [us] from bondage to decay and [bring us] into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”
Which means: God frustrates you to rescue you. To deliver you from the false god of self-sufficiency and drive you to your knees in submission to him.
Addicts who continue to look in vain for a high that is as good as that first one: God frustrates you to rescue you.
Pastors who wonder why that new program/paradigm/seminar is not bringing in the growth it promised: God frustrates you to rescue you.
Young adults who set happiness as a primary goal in life and then wonder why you never achieve it: God frustrates you to rescue you.
Older adults wondering how to make the time you have count: God frustrates you to rescue you.
If you are frustrated and ill-at-ease today, then join the crowd. Chances are good that God is trying to rid you of any vestige of self-reliance.
Yourfrustration is God’s gift to you.