The word, disappointment comes from a French word that means to undo the appointment. We are disappointed when what we thought or hoped would happen, doesn’t happen. The appointment that we had counted on has come undone. What do you do when your plans come unraveled? I’ll bet you and just about everyone you know could tell many 2020 stories about disappointment.
Let me ask you a serious question. Have you considered what God is saying to you or doing in your life through these disappointments? Because He is speaking to us even in our crumbled plans and maybe even especially now. I have learned through experience to look for something better when my plans suddenly are changed, and my course is altered. Almost every time, God has something better in store. I know this sounds like wishful thinking, but it really is true if we are following Christ. His path leads to better, richer, and more meaningful opportunities, blessings, and relationships. But we have to look for them.
The only times Jesus seemed frustrated or disappointed was when His followers failed to believe. They couldn’t see beyond their present situation. They weren’t able to believe that God had great plans for them. Jesus constantly pointed out their lack of faith. But, when those same disciples received the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, they were suddenly full of faith and purpose! We have that same destiny and purpose when we believe!
Why not start considering today what greater things God may be doing in your life through your disappointing circumstances? If you start looking for Jesus and His will when your life suddenly takes an unexpected turn, I promise, you won’t be disappointed.