We can all relate to feelings of disappointment at some level. May be some evening plans that you had been looking forward to didn’t pan out. Or perhaps someone had promised to do something for you but they didn’t keep their end of the bargain. Even more serious instances can occur, for example, losing work/a job and not being able to bring in the income that you had once relied upon.
There are different levels of disappointment from being slightly inconvenienced (plans canceled) to almost downright fear (loss of a job). From our perspective, these may look like different levels; some high and some low. But to God, they all look the same and absolutely no “level” is too great for Him to handle.
Don’t let disappointments drive you further away from God. Let those times when you are let down bring you to turn to Him and trust even more in His promises. Be ready, stand by, and faithfully watch to how He can turn any situation around, and be thankful to Him that He will never fail your or bring you down!
God, sometimes my disappointments can lead me not only to sadness but to paralyzing fear. Help me not focus on what has gone wrong in certain circumstances but rather on Your faithfulness and goodness to me.
“Even if the fig tree does not grow figs and there is no fruit on the vines, even if the olives do not grow and the fields give no food, even if there are no sheep within the fence and no cattle in the cattle-building, yet I will have joy in the Lord. I will be glad in the God Who saves me. The Lord God is my strength. He has made my feet like the feet of a deer, and He makes me walk on high places.” – Habakkuk 3:17-19