I've been doing some work the last week or two on recovering my lost joy and regaining deep peace. I've found a lot of helpful references in my Bible and with my friends.
But a lot of introspection led me to think about the adage that frustration comes when expectations don't meet reality. That's so true, isn't it? And it certainly speaks to my life the last few years.
Knowing the root cause of my problem was a huge break-through in beginning to solve it! I share some things I've found to help me – like taking every thought captive and looking at it to see if it's really true or just feels true. I hope it gives you some food for thought, and encourages you to get more peace and joy in your life.