We’ve all had disappointments in life. Something didn’t go the way you wanted to at work, in a friendship or with your significant other. Maybe you didn’t say the right thing, hurt someone’s feelings or thought you knew exactly what you were doing only to feel like a failure when it didn’t work out. You can relate with me, right?
This week I had a major disappointment, and it felt just like another one up on the chalkboard of life. I always work to keep a positive outlook so when I experience a major disappointment, it can be really tough for me to sort through. Today the what of the disappointment isn’t important. It’s what it taught me and the time I had to reflect that really matters.
It’s a truth that I know, but goodness sometimes I need a reminder! People will always disappoint, but God never will. And that’s pretty darn awesome. I don’t know about you, but I sure could use some dependable people in my life!
Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us that ” he will never leave you nor forsake you.” And guess what guys? He means it. I’ve seen it time and time again in my life, yet sometimes I have doubts. My faith needs a gut check to remind me how big He is and that He truly has my back. ALL OF THE TIME.
In the same verse, God tells us to be strong and courageous. Trust me, there are plenty of times where I don’t feel strong and courageous, and I am not quite sure what God is doing in my life. That’s when I remember that it’s not just today…it’s a full life story, and He is definitely not done with the work in me. And He’s not done with you either.
If you have felt disappointed recently, I hope you find encouragement in this. Don’t forget that disappointment will happen. People will disappoint you. We aren’t always reliable and we don’t always do the right thing. Of course family and good friends will (hopefully) apologize when they disappoint you, but there will be others that will go on their merry way and you are left to deal with the emotions and pick up the pieces.
This week I was left to pick up the pieces, and when I was reminded of the one that holds all the pieces, it just seemed to fall back into place. Be encouraged today and let the one above hold your heart, even when it’s hard.
Here’s to finding hope in disappointment!