Yesterday afternoon I got a backstage pass to a woman’s crippling sense of rejection. She was deeply disappointed in how a circumstance turned out and was weeping at how’d she been mistreated.
For many, disappointments and failed expectations are the black holes of life. They suck people in and out of self-pity they choose to stay there. While disappointments are a natural part of life, marinating in them doesn’t have to be.
Check out this verse, Rom. 12:12, as Paul gives a remedy for how to endure life’s hardships: “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Here’s the recipe for moving forward: 1. Remember there’s hope (a future) for those who are in Christ. You won’t be “here” forever. 2. Be patient in this problem because you have a hope. 3. Be constant in prayer. Pray without ceasing. If we spent as much time praying about our problems as we do thinking and talking about them, we’d be in a much better place.
Disappointed? Someone or something not turn out like you wanted? I get it. Let’s go the Lord in prayer about it. He’s waiting.