I think that I have thought of a problem that is worldwide. It crosses every line there is to cross. Disappointment. True frustration and sadness. Have you ever been disappointed in someone that you thought you could trust? Have you had someone treat you in a way that you never thought possible? Have you done your very best, only to be yelled at by your boss? How about your spouse raising his voice when he found out you forgot to pay the electric bill? Do you try and try to please everyone only to find out that you can’t; they just complain more!!….(Added bonus here…you aren’t supposed to try and please everyone…can’t happen).
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions…Welcome. You are now a member of the “International Disappointment Club”. Of course there is no such club, but don’t you feel there should be? Membership dues are self explanatory!
Disappointment happens to everyone. People disappoint each other. It just goes with being human. A couple of hours ago I was really disappointed by someone. I have always went over and above the call of duty for this person, only to be hurt. I cried. I could have had an everloving fit and really bought in to the flesh pattern that was being exhibited. But I chose to be quiet. I was hurt and a bit ticked off! Once I admitted to the Father that I felt this way…I waved the white flag…and good stuff came out of my mouth…instead of my flesh!! Then once I quit talking on the phone…I cried. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t think that there is anything wrong with being honest with the person. And I have done that…later…after I thought about what I would say in a loving way.
We have to make the choice to not allow the enemy to have a foot hold in our lives. People are people and sometimes make mistakes. Sometimes that make the same mistakes over and over. Some people will not change. They choose NOT to change. That’s not my problem. I can pray, love…but I cannot allow bitterness, anger and hurt to permeate my very soul. Those feelings can fester and be like a cancer, eating away my joy!
Wait for it……Yep, I will disappoint people myself!! Eggads, not me! I don’t deliberately set out to do so, but I do disappoint people. As one of my dearest friends says..”No expectations, no disappointments.” I like that.
The good news is simple. We are loved by the ONE who will never disappoint or let you down. You might think He is letting you down, but He always has your best in mind.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
He is always there, He will never talk behind your back, yell at you for not paying a bill. He won’t try to make you feel guilty about anything. Jesus will just love you where you are and offer hope to you when there appears to be no hope!
“And hope, does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” Romans 5:5
Now I am wondering if we should change the name of the club? How about the “International HOPE Club”? Sounds cheesy, but I certainly like the sound of it better than the prior!
Be blessed dear ones~
IN CHRIST ALONE
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