Posted by: Jessica Rood | September 30, 2009


I have been so frustrated with people lately.   I have been so frustrated with myself and others.  Guests, team members, and friends have all been getting on my nerves.  Some days I just want to scream and run away!  All in all though it boils down to the sin that is present in my life.  I am a very sinful person and do not always do what is best when it comes to loving God and others.  I leave clothes lying around even though I know it bothers my team mates.  We have a motto here at HOPE that “if it is a problem for one team member than it is a problem for all.”  I do not follow that motto very well.  I tend to be a very selfish person.

Despite my selfishness, God continues to offer Grace.  God offers each and everyone of us Grace when we truly ask for forgiveness and come to Him and repent.  I have to go to Him several times a day when I get frustrated but I know He forgives me.  He gives me the will to want to keep on loving others.  He is teaching me that I need to be more of a servant.  Being a servant is what Christ has demanded from us.  He wants us to serve others just like He served us.  Daily He is showing me how to be more and more like Him. And, when this happens, He points out more sin in my life so I can be more of a mirror image of my Savior.


  1. God is very good indeed!

  2. Jessica,

    Jeremiah Burroughs once spoke of “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment.” It is funny, like you I can be frustrated at times and forget about the “jewel” of being content in whatever situation God has placed me. It is easy to speak of God’s sovereignty, but it is amazing how quick the thoughts “go out the window” when things don’t go exactly the way we want them. Anyway, enough of my ramblings and remmeber that it is no mistake you are where you are surrounded by the people you are surrounded by, struggling with life in a fallen world. Yet, our hope is in the Lord

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