Ezra 4:4-6 English Standard Version
4 Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build 5 and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
6 And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
This is not a political commentary.
Seeing those who frustrate us in those things we attempt to do is merely awareness. It is our emotional response in not seeing our own will being done.
Action in the face of frustration does not serve God’s will. It is a sign that we have lost trust in God’s plan.
At the root of our frustration is fear of our accusers. If we truly fear God as He asks, then we must trust that when the time is right God’s will is going to appear among the faithful.
All we can do in this emotional state of frustration is to keep doing what we know God has called us to do. Serve Him, serve His people. Love him, love each other.
Carry out the last commandment we absolutely know came from God and continue in obedience of faith until we receive new orders.
No one became a leader in God’s will that believed in himself rather than trusting God. We have the history of that in the prophets that shows us that truth.
If we are to be called to act in accordance with God’s will, it will not come from the emotions of frustration. It will come from the reverence we have for His Word which speaks to us from a place deeper than emotions.
We just need to trust Him.