Disappointment has to do with unfulfilled dreams, expectations, and hope. As we make the journey from birth to grave, we should understand that disappointments are inevitable. It doesn’t matter how competent anyone is, no matter how fortunate, many still encounter circumstances that fall far short of our expectations. When tough times come, we have chosen to feel sorry for ourselves, we can get angry, can become depressed. Or, we can decide to seek God and get busy praying about our problems and trusting God, who is Jehovah Jireh to provide us the solution and grace to endure.
Whenever we feel the weight of disappointments, when we are disheartened on those cloudy days when one’s strength is sapped and our hope is shaken there exists a source from which we can draw perspective and courage the reliable source which is God. when we turn to everything over to Him, we find that He is sufficient to meet our needs. No problem is too big for the Trinity. Acknowledging the Greatness of God
As a Christian, the next time you encounter disappointments, refuse to feel discouraged, instead, apply break and pause, it is not the time to play the blame game. Don’t blame your spouse, friend, parent, teacher, boss, or God. Take it to God in prayer. Learn to talk with your creator.
It is not the best time to withdraw from reading the Bible or attending fellowship. Pray for guidance, pray for strength, and pray for the wisdom to trust your heavenly Father and know that God can turn the disappointments into appointments for His glory. The Bible says that “And we know (with great confidence) that God (who is deeply concerned about) causes all things to work together (as a plan) for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose, (Romans 8:28) He has an expected end for us.
Think About the Following Quotes
What do you do when disappointment comes?
When it weighs on you like a rock, you can either let it press you down until you become discouraged, or even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better things.
Why should I ever resist any delay or disappointment, any affection or oppression or humiliation when I know God will use it in my life to make me like Jesus and to prepare me for heaven? Kay Arthur
We must meet our disappointments, our malicious enemies, our provoking friends, and our trials of every sort, trials of every sort, with an attitude of surrender and trust. We must rise above them in Christ so they lose their power to harm us.
Hannah Withall Smith.
We all have sorrows and disappointments, but one must never forget that, if commended to God, they will issue in good, His own solution is far better than any we could conceive.
Allow God to use the difficulties and disappointments in life as polish to transform your faith into a glistening diamond that takes in and reflects His love. Elizabeth George