Susan Ferguson: Whether young
or old, rich or poor, we all experience disappointment.
Family and friends can let us down, or we can disappoint ourselves by letting them down. Sometimes our plans do not turn out as we hope.
Maybe a dream has died or life has not turned out as expected. Christians are not exempt from life's disappointments, but we have Jesus, who will strengthen and sustain us during times of adversity.
God wants us to be open and honest with Him about our concerns. We need not be afraid of being honest with Him, for He knows all things. Disappointments are too heavy a burden to bear alone.
Our Heavenly Father listens. The Bible is full of heroes such as David, who poured out his heart to God for help, refuge, strength, and forgiveness.
Due to past disappointments, some are afraid to hope for fear of another letdown. When disappointments come in waves and pile up in heaps, they can overwhelm us and cause physical and emotional problems.
God does not want this to happen. He asks that we take our troubles to Him. When we give our disappointments to Jesus, He gives us strength to move forward and leave our letdowns behind.
He can heal the pain of disappointment and bring something far greater into our lives. Every disappointment we face is an opportunity for growth in Christ. When we place our trust in Jesus, He can begin new and wonderful things in our lives.
Heavenly Father, thank You for listening to us and caring about our concerns. Touch those who are troubled by disappointment and give them healing, strength, and a new hope. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Our Bible verse- (Psalm 142:1-2)
"I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble."
Our Father Listens
By Susan Ferguson
She is a freelance writer who resides in Madison, Mississippi, with her husband. She writes devotionals for www.knittedtogetherbygod.com
and is a member of www.faithwriters.com where she participates in their daily devotional. She likes to read, travel, and cook for friends and family.