A spirit of frustration attacked me this morning. I attempted to sign onto my blog site and kept getting a message that ‘cookies’ needed to be allowed in order for me to access the site. I messed around for over an hour on google chrome and the web site trying to rectify the problem.

I’d close out of chrome, try signing into my site, and got the same error message. I found myself getting more and more frustrated. The first thought my adversary planted was that I was inept and didn’t know what I was doing. The second message was that I should call my granddaughter and have her fix the problem because I would never get it solved. ┬áThen I heard a quiet voice, “You can do this, you can do this. Relax, exhale, take a water break.”

I exhaled, walked to the kitchen, drank a cup of water and sat back down at my computer; was calm, relaxed, and confident; went back to chrome, found settings (that for the sake of me, I could not find for one full hour), followed the instructions and realized that ‘cookies’ was already being allowed.

That specter of frustration tried to envelop me again but I remembered that the Holy Spirit lived in me; that He had already showed me that “we’ve got this” so I blew air out, looked at the monitor and realized the problem was my signing into the site. I was literally frustrating myself.

I reflected, after I discovered my error, that the little imps were probably giggling and snickering as I became more and more frustrated.

I need to practice my own advice to cast all of my cares, even the little, insignificant ones, on God; for He loves me, cares about me, and does not want His child(ren) to be frustrated.

— “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)

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