When You Are Disappointed

We all get disappointed, but what do we do about it matters.

Today, I have been expecting a phone call or an email from a certain person.  I spoke with them earlier this week.  They promised to deliver the information I needed by today.  I've left a phone message.  No answer.  Called back.  No answer.  Finally, I went to the office.  They are not in today, but a very nice gentleman said that he would call and leave them a message.

I'm not happy.  But what can I do about it?

Psalm 34:18  The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 30:5 Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. 

#1 Remember, this too shall pass. 
- This will not last forever, and there is a solution to your need.  You may have to look somewhere else for it - but frustration is eventually productive. 

#2 Disappointment is a choice. 
- The only person making you disappointed is yourself.  No one is forcing you to be disappointed.  Sure it may be inconvenient, but you choose how to respond to this situation. 

#3 We've been a disappointment to others who showed us mercy. 
Nobody is perfect.  We've offended others in some way, and they forgave us.  If you want to be forgiven then forgive others. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to deal with my disappointments today with love, acceptance, and forgiveness.  AMEN  


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