This website has had me in a constant state of frustration for several weeks now. I don’t understand coding, plugins, security, spam or anything else that makes a site work and break. I rely on my server and software to know and handle all of that for me.

Minor issues like my site going down for 10 minutes here and there and. not posting to social media became more and more bothersome. When I tried to address the issues myself, I got the “white screen of death.” That is really what it is called according to tech support.

This resulted in buying a small service package to fix the white screen of death. They found some “critical errors” in some files. This fix allowed me to access my site again, but didn’t fix the minor issues I had started with. Frustration continued to build.

I used the remainder of my service package to address the minor issues. Two weeks later I needed to call tech support again. The issues weren’t resolved. I wanted to throw the iPad out the window in frustration. What I really wanted was to avoid the problem myself and have someone else fix it for me.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV).

That is often what I expect from God. I expect that I can avoid my situation and He will fix it for me. Except, that has never worked. What has worked is leaning into the situation and onto God then resolution comes. It’s hard. It’s frustrating. The journey through hard things is through.

At this writing, I still don’t know if it is fixed. I’m hopeful. I’m leaning in and resisting the urge to hide under a pillow hoping it goes away.

Are you with me? How do you deal with frustration? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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