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Disappointed? There is a Way Out

I’m disappointed.

You, too?

Welcome to the land of feelings and emotions based on experience or lack there of. It stinks and there seems as if there is nothing that we can do about it.

We can sit here and bullet journal about all the things we are missing, lacking, or angry about. I can drive a long list of everything that I was suppose to do this year, this century, and start to feel bitter and blaming over. Someone else is surely to be charged with our defeat.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Oh, it’s the cliche verse. People use this as an excuse or as a cure all. People say it’s over used and it’s definitely under-appreciated.

God, what is Your plane? Where is my hope when the future is just more of the same from the past?

Ever feel like you’re in a perpetual loop: okay, okay, okay, a bit better, okay, great, horrible, blah, blah, blah, okay again? Where is the hope? What is the plan? Can we get out of the rut and strive for the beautiful life of a Christian fulfilling the Lord’s plan for His kingdom?

Oh, but Friend, we need to look past our disappointments, past the regret and feelings. We need to truly seek God’s face in the mess than mankind has made. We need to see past the dirt and the politics. His face needs to be our priority and praises should be our norm.

Hebrews 4:14-16 

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Yes, yes, yes. Let us draw near to the one who knows us best. Let us draw near to the one who has lived life with us and understands our hearts. His grace and mercy will see us through the discouragement and obstacles ahead and see past the errors of our yesterdays.

Let us draw near to the one who has lived life with us and understands our hearts. His grace and mercy will see us through the discouragement and obstacles ahead and see past the errors of the past. Click To Tweet

It will be hard at times. We may not want to spend time with the Lord. Prayer and study may be our weak areas. But with that said, the Lord wants communion with us. Take intentional steps away from the negativity towards the mercy of God. He will build us up out the disappointment of life and help us to look forward to Kingdom living.

5 thoughts on “Disappointed? There is a Way Out

  1. God is sending me to the words I need today as I have been i the blah, blah, blah category. Thank you.

  2. I think that in this season, hard is normal for a lot of people. Thank you for the reminder that there is a way out. And that wee can use difficulties as an opportunity to draw closer to Christ! Well said!

  3. We wait in hope — but we definitely wait in this life for the fulfillment of all our longings. Thanks for words that strengthen hope!

  4. Thank you for sharing this great encouragement. There is so much disappointment in the world, but we can choose to turn to God and find joy. I’m visiting from the Inspire Me Monday link up today. Have a great week Maryann!

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