Dealing With Disappointment

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. -Psalm 20:7 KJV

The sting of disappointment — you know that a little too well, huh? The one who was supposed to love and cherish you for all the days of your life now can’t seem to find a single nice thing to say to you. Your spiritual mentor, your pastor or favorite Christian reality family seems to have it all together. You desire to be just like them, and then you find out they are human, too. Even your biblical ‘heroes’ disappoint you when you want them to be more than they are.

Sometimes you are disappointed because you have placed too high of expectations on yourself. Then there are the people who intentionally hurt you for whatever reason. Regardless of why, your disappointment is because you have given them a position they were never intended to be in. You put your hope in them. Humans are unreliable and wishy-washy. Especially when compared to the only One worthy of your hope.

Your God will never disappoint. He never makes hasty decisions. His plan is always good —even when it doesn’t seem like it. Others will still disappoint you, of course, and you will still unfortunately disappoint them. When your hope is secure in Christ, you have the freedom and the power to acknowledge the hurt and forgive.

Kelsey M Ferguson

Prayer Focus

  • Thank God that He IS perfect, worthy of your hope and trust!
  • Ask Him to help you to look to Him to be your everything – your hero and your hope.
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