Dealing with disappointments...
All of us have to deal with disappointments. Disappointments can be harsh, stripping away at our dreams. We may be disappointed because what we wanted does not turn out. Or because we were humiliated, our ego was bruised. Yet we can embrace disappointments as our friend.
Such times of disappointments can be crucial times that force us to evaluate what is truly important to us. For when we have plenty, it is easy to get caught up with the peripherals. And the peripherals begin to replace the fundamentals in our hearts.
Often we are disappointed over issues which are not the main issues. It is while we wrestle through such issues with God, that it will help us come out leaner, trimmed down. Perhaps more godly and holier. Moses came out wiser and more assured of God's purposes.
How about approaching your disappointments this way?
Psalm 40:1-3 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”