Psalms 42:11 AMP
Why are you in despair, O my soul? Why have you become restless and disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
I could not believe what I was hearing! I had been well assured that this was not a huge matter and soon enough it would fizzle out but yet here I was at the HRs office being told that my contract was being terminated. I was good at my job and from my perspective I had done nothing wrong but here I was, my contract was terminated. Talk about being disappointed, not just with my employer but with God as well.
Have you ever been disappointed? I know you have because all of us have been there at one point or another. To be disappointed is simply to be displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one’s hopes or expectations.
Disappointment can crush ones spirit and if you are not careful, it can lead you down the path of discouragement hopelessness and even depression.
Disappointment can derail you from your walk with God because it can damage your faith especially if you feel that it is God who has disappointed you.
The best way to defeat disappointment is to put your faith in God and recognise that man no matter how good they are will at one time disappoint you because we have limitations. That is exactly what I learned to do after several months of discouragement and almost sinking into a depression.
To put your hope in God then you must know him and believe that he has your best in mind always no matter your present circumstances. Even as he says in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has good plans for you, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
It is that Hope that we hold on to whenever we are disappointed or things are rough. Then we are able to rejoice and give thanks in all situations and circumstances because we know whom we have believed in and are persuaded that in him, all things work together for our good.
When was the last time you were disappointed, what happened?
How did you deal with the disappointment?
Have you ever been at a place you felt God had disappointed you? How did you deal with it?
Thank you for your prayers and support, God bless you more!