Have You Been Disappointed?
Life disappoints but I’m here to tell you that God is our shelter, our peace, our defense, our salvation, our light, and so much more.
I’ve had many disappointing times in my life. But they didn’t get me down. At least not for long. You may be feeling disappointed right now. Maybe you have lost a loved one, lost your job, missed an opportunity, been mistreated, or lied to. I want to tell you there is hope.
Many men and women of the Bible were disappointed in their lives. To name a few… Joseph, Hannah, David. but God had a plan for their lives. I have been wanting to study verses in the Bible that state, “But God….”.
I recently wrote about the astounding confidence of the apostles. Their fear was turned into confidence when the Holy Spirit came on them. We can know the same confidence.
“God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”Hebrews 13:5-6
Over the next month, I will be writing about a verse that turns our sorrows into life. Let’s start with Psalm 34. (emphasis is mine below) Take note of all the goodness of God mentioned just in this one chapter. I believe it will turn your disappointment into praise.
Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.
1 I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
Friend, this world can throw a lot of disappointments your way. Don’t let them get you off track. Look to God. He knows all about you. He knows the past, present, and future. Depend on Him today and every day. He is in control.
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Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.