Debilitating Disappontment

The things of this life tend to disappoint us. People aren't who we'd like them to be, events we'd hoped for never occur and things we'd expected to happen in a certain way never come to pass. I've tried relying on everything else in this life - relationships, career, better finances. When we look to mankind for answers or for hope, we will surely be disappointed.

Our own misconceptions of life's circumstances leads us down a long, dreary path. What we plan and see inside our head doesn't always match what others see, or what may actually be reality. Looking into ourselves for "clarity" directs us straight to depression and failure. Have you ever heard yourself say, "I couldn't care less" and truly meant it? Having confidence in our own power to change our outlook means that we care more about the circumstances themselves rather than how to grow as Christian women.

God is the only unchanging factor in our uncertain world. Focusing on God and His will instead of looking inward or outward places us on the path to a victorious life. We cannot conquer the pull of disappointment by changing outside influences or closing ourselves off altogether. Faith in the Lord's plan for each moment of our life is the one saving grace. "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deuteronomy 31:6). No matter what our mood or attitude, He is constantly with us, a stronghold against anything that creeps into our mind.

As long as we are traveling through this world, people and things will disappoint, but we must remember that we are never walking through it alone. Our Lord and Shepherd is consistently available, regardless of where the rest of the world stays.

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