Since childhood, there’s no feeling like disappointment. When feeling the sting of dissatisfaction, it’s inevitable to become angry. We become angry at the people closest to us and those who influence us the most. We become angry at God because we don’t understand our situations.
Oddly enough, the best way to get through this is the way that makes no sense at all…
Don’t just give thanks because it will make YOU feel better (because it will). Give thanks because God is the author of your story and he deserves all the gratitude.
Here’s the tough love part… WE ARE SPOILED. We tend to expect our lives to travel in a specific direction and when it doesn’t, we experienced some road rage. Like children, we have specific wants and we can’t help feeling let down and upset when we don’t get what we want.
This past Sunday, one of the pastors at my church spoke of God’s sovereignty. When it is said that God is sovereign, it means that He is the ruler over all and has ultimate power. It’s easy to say and sing about the fact that He is sovereign, but do we believe it? Do you believed that God is in control of each and every one of our lives? He decides our path. Whether or not it’s a path you approve of, he still commands it.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
It’s a commonly stated verse, but it serves more of a purpose than graduation cards and plaques on the wall.
He knows your plan.
He knows everyone’s plan and he’s perfect so He doesn’t get the plans confused.
When we become disappointed, a lot of the time it’s because our plan got messed up, but God’s plan is still in place. Give thanks for that. Give thanks for the parts you understand. Give thanks for the parts you don’t yet. Everything is as it should be.
God bless you and your family!