What is disappointment? Usually it is related to me and how I feel about certain matters. Sometimes I can have a false expectancy. A disappointment is the way I process a situation and judge it because it does not suit my agenda, but in the greater scheme of things, I must see that God has an “appointment” for me – His purpose within the very situation which disappoints me.
Jesus said “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God,” Matthew 5:8. Do I see God in my disappointments and turn to Him for “rest”? Do I really believe that “ALL things work together for good to them that love God”….? Romans 8:28
The appointed times of God will not be frustrated. His purposes will come to pass, but will I recognise them when they come? Take, for example, the birth of Jesus Christ on earth. When the Appointed One, Jesus, turned up for His appointment, there was “no room in the inn”. He was not recognised. When He grew to manhood to fulfil God’s purpose on earth, the religious and legal systems of the day did not recognise Him as their expected Messiah, but others did, such as the Syro-Phoenician woman, (Mark 7:25 – 30), and the Centurion, (Matt. 8:5 – 13). They did not miss their appointments with the Lord.
My disappointments are often selfish, but I must lift my eyes and see the appointments of God in my life. This preparation in our circumstances is the working of God to rid us of all the spiritual dizziness, so our walk with Him becomes steadfast, tried and true to His purposes. Thus He will bring us to the place where we will not be disappointed with the happenings in our lives, we will see God “in all things”, as we recognise the presence of the “Appointed One”, the Lord Jesus, amidst it all.
In the midst of life’s trials when I lose sight of His purpose and my anguished heart laments, “Lord, I am so disappointed!”, tenderly He whispers, “My beloved child, look to Me for I……….AM NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT!”
Disappointment is an expectation of something that God did not initiate. Birth settles destiny!
You are not a disappointment,
You come where You are called
Into every situation
Of which You are Lord.
Bowing to Your pressure brings
You, Jesus, in that place
Where I am most needy
Of Your keeping grace.
No! You’re not a disappointment,
As I come before Your throne
In humble adoration,
To worship You alone.