Disappointment and Hope - February 2017

Disappointment and Hope

Disappointment destroys hope and if hope is gone, faith is impossible. We cannot have faith without hope. When there is no hope we are not believing and we are no longer trusting God to lead us along the right path. Disappointment can destroy our peace, our positive self-image and our vision. Disappointment can lead us into isolation and harden our hearts towards others and even the Lord. Being in a state of disappointment means not being able to move on. It means being stuck, being preoccupied with the things of the past instead of looking forward to the things of the future. Disappointment is part of the process of grieving for the loss of a relationship or the loss of your heart’s desire coming true. But in order to recover and move on to life in all its fullness, as Christ intends, we must at some point let disappointment go. The sooner we let go the better for us and everyone else. There comes a point when we have to surrender and stop trying to work it all out. By letting go we are trusting the Lord. The plans the Lord has for us will prosper us not harm us, plans to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us let go of disappointment and let the Lord heal. 

Forgetting what is behind

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind… I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 3:13-14).

My prayer for you is this and please pray for me. ‘I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in Him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit’ (Romans 15:13 NLT).


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