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April 2, 2017, 5:00 AM

Do you find yourself continually disappointed?


Do you find yourself continually disappointed?  When things don't go our way, our natural response is disappointment.  All of us to some extent come into a relationship with the Lord thinking that our lives are no longer going to be filled with disappointment.  However, most of us who have walked with the Lord for any length of time come to understand that whether we live for the Lord or not, life is still going to hand us disappointments.  The difference, hopefully, is how we handle these disappointments in life.  Romans 8:28 says that God will cause all things to work together for good, He never says that all things will be good.

 

Feeling disappointment is understandable and even accepted. But, it should be a stepping-stone on our path with Jesus, not the weight that drowns our faith. In our walk with Christ we are all going to come across times where we don’t necessarily feel like God is either there or doing anything in our lives.  However, as Christians we aren’t to live by what we feel, but what we believe.  To be honest, I don’t always feel like I’m saved, sanctified and washed in the blood of Jesus, but the Word of God tells me that once I’ve called upon the name of the Lord to be saved, whether I feel like I am or not, I am saved, sanctified, and washed in the blood of Jesus, and I believe it. 

 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

The thing is.  We are to trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him in ALL of our ways, not just in the bad times and not just the good ones, but ALL of them.  That means even in the times of disappointment where it seems like nothing is happening at all and that God is not in control.  I can know that He’s not only in control, but aware of everything that’s going on in my life.  He’s aware of my disappointment over the struggles, shortcomings, and situations I find myself in and He is directing my path.  We still, even as we’re directed by the Lord have to go through some afflictions, trials, tests, persecutions, and yes disappointments.  Those things are just a part of life, but He always there with me.

 

This is my Prayer: God thank You for Your promises and direction.  Lord reveal Your plan for your life and the situations I go through.   Teach me to trust that You’re in control even in time of disappointment.  Jesus show me how to acknowledge and trust You in all of my ways.  Help me to see areas in my life that I need to acknowledge You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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