Monday, 19 August 2013

Dealing with disappointment

It is inevitable. You will have to confront this at some stage or another....disappointment! It takes various forms, but usually involves something/someone not meeting our expectations.

Disappointments happen at work, in our homes, in school contexts and even in the Church. When these knocks come from 'strangers' we tend to get over them a little easier, but when people close to us let us down, then the disappointment hurts even more acutely. There are times when these disappointments seem to come from God and they leave us feeling bewildered.

Whatever your disappointments may be, know that Jesus Christ had to deal with his fair share of let downs and hurt. One of the men he chose to be his closest confidant (Judas) betrayed Jesus for a few coins. Some members of his own family misunderstood him at times. The people he initially came to bring the Gospel too, rejected him and plotted to kill him. If anyone understands your pain, it is Jesus.

Paulo Coelho - “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” 

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”Alexander Pope

What are you planning to do with your disappointments today?

Living in Grace

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