God Understands our Disappointments

Disappointments in life are never easy to accept, but acceptance is where we find peace. As the old saying goes; “disappointments are God’s appointment”.

In other words, when we let go of what we think we need or want or hopeful for, and accept what God allows, it is an appointment to surrender to Him in faith and trust, even when we do not understand.

Be encouraged today friend, that God knows your disappointment and cares. He has something special awaiting you. Trust in Him with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.

Read on…..
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. — 2 Timothy 4:7
Devotionals Daily

Disappointment: Jesus, I Tried So Hard!
from, Jesus, I Need You: Devotions from Your Heart to His

Dear Jesus,

I tried so hard to make it work, but I failed. This situation didn’t end the way that I had hoped and expected it would, and I am so disappointed.

I sought Your will, and I thought I knew what to do. I used great care moving forward toward the goal, and I stopped often to pray.

When obstacles got in my way, I asked for Your guidance, and I waited patiently for You to answer me. I was diligent in my work, never giving up. And then, with the finish line in sight, everything came crashing down. All of my work was for nothing!

I am like the runner who has trained for a marathon. I ran fast and hard and then, just a few yards from the finish line, I fell.

Why, Jesus? Why did You allow me to work so hard and get so close just so I would fail?

Keep the faith

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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. — 2 Timothy 4:7

Disappointment makes us ask, “Why didn’t I? Why didn’t God?”

Sometimes the Lord allows disappointment in order to build our faith.

The apostle Paul is an example. Few worked harder than he, but all his hard work landed him in prison. Paul’s disappointment strengthened his faith and drew him nearer to the Lord. When disappointment strikes, keep the faith. Remember — Jesus loves you!

Excerpted with permission from Jesus, I Need You copyright Zondervan.

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Your Turn

Are you disappointed? Are you disappointed in God? Have life circumstances caused you to wonder if God even listened to your prayers, or if maybe He led you astray allowing your hopes and dreams to come to a screeching halt? Lean into His love for you today. Bring your worries, concerns, and even your disappointment and anger to Him. He isn’t surprised and He’s waiting to build you up and strengthen you. Join the conversation around today’s devotion on our blog! ~ Devotionals Daily

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