|Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24|
Has someone disappointed you? Perhaps a promise that has been broken? It happens to all of us. We expect certain behavior, results or rewards only to be disappointed. Truth is you can’t live long without being hurt by someone or something letting you down. It’s just life. We hope in something only to be hurt when it doesn’t happen.
Promises are made and broken. We ourselves break promises and disappoint other.
Knowing this, accepting it, does not make it hurt any less. I’ve tried to not hope, to not expect but I haven’t quite figured out how to live that way.
Recently I allowed myself to hope in something only to be let down. I also greatly disappointed someone. I hate it. It hurts.
Have you been there? Whether you are the one who disappoints or are disappointed it hurts doesn’t it?
I had allowed myself to be saddened almost to the point of discouragement because of failed expectations.
Then I was reminded of truth. God, through one of His servant, sent me this word…
There is a hope that does not disappoint. But to be completely honest sometimes I forget. I forget that in this world I will be disappointed. I forget what the Psalmist says in chapter 42:5-11 “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. O my God, my soul is in despair within me… be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. I will say to God my rock… Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.”
I forgot my hope is to be in God and Him alone. When other’s disappoint I must offer them grace. Just love them. Why? Because it’s what God desires of me. I must remember that it is only God who does not break promises or disappoints His children.
Today’s blessing is the reminder that I do have a hope that will not disappoint. I can hope in the promises of God for He will not break even one single promise He has made. Psalms 89:34 says “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.”
I am thankful for God’s reminder. I am thankful that He doesn’t give up on me and even when I forget He never forgets.
… and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5
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