22 Aug

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
~ Jane Austen

Some people spend a lot of time praying to God for things.  They pray and pray and beg and beg and end up not getting what they wanted.  Disappointed, they turn away and grumble.  They are not easily consoled.  They begrudge others the blessings that they have received from God.  Some go so far as to give up on their relationship with God.

Others?  They look at their disappointment and say to themselves, “Maybe I was asking for the wrong thing?” or “Maybe God didn’t think I should have that” or “I guess I should think of something else.”  They do not let their disappointment rattle them.  Rather, they look ahead at what they should do.  They continue to pray and deepen their relationship with God.

How do you deal with disappointment?  Do you tend to give up and quit or do you look for alternatives and look forward?

FAITH ACTION:  Pray for those who have given up because of disappointment.  And if you know anyone personally who has done so, do your best to encourage them today.