The world we live in is not always the world we want. When our desires and expectations continue unmet, we grow frustrated, anxious, and even angry. How we react to the situations we find ourselves in, tells a lot about our trust in God.

Psalm 105:4 reads “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!” Consider the contrast of seeking your own desires versus seeking the Lord. Consider the unlimited reserve of power, versus your limited power. Adam and Eve fled the presence of the Lord, as did Cain and Jonah. However, Samuel grew in the presence of the Lord and Peter preached in Acts 3:20 of the refreshment in the presence of the Lord.

If you are frustrated, seek the Lord. Practice what we have been hearing in Colossians 3 about putting to death sin and fleeing the entrapments of sin. Let the presence of the Lord be your goal.