Disappointments are as common as changes in the weather. One day the sun is shining bright, but the next day storm clouds appear. There just isn’t any way to avoid disappointments. But we can learn to deal with them. Sadly it takes some of us far too long to learn how, and that puts us in danger, because we tend to make foolish decisions when we are discouraged.
The key to defeating disappointments is dependence upon God.– knowing He knows best and believing He will do what’s best. Were we as wise as we should be we would thank God for uninvited problems and unanswered prayers. Many time we desire and ask for things that wouldn’t be best for us. But God knows what we need and when we need it, and He doesn’t cave in to our unwise requests.Not getting what we want would be discouraging were it not for our knowledge of His wisdom, love, and power. Awareness of His attributes gives us assurance that He will make “all things work together for good”. What appears to be the worst thing might turn out to be the best thing. We can rest in the fact that God knows what is best for us. Trusting Him we can be content and cheerful regardless of our circumstances.
In this life you might never know the reason for your difficulties, but we don’t need to know the reason–just that there is a reason. We can accept that because we know it was designed by the Lord’s infinite wisdom, unbounded goodness, and undying love. That enables us to think of our disappointments as His-appointments. If you don’t believe God is in control, nor perfect in all His ways, you will always be discontent about something. Take Him out of the picture and nothing makes sense. Ask those who trust Him and they will tell you that He never disappoints. You won’t understand all His ways, but you can rest assured that He will not fail to do what is best for those who love and trust Him. He will do what He has promised! –HDS