Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you! Psalm 27:14 TPT
Have you ever been disappointed? I have! When I read this verse, my first thought was, well that’s not true, because what I just heard brought me great disappointment. It was then that I heard a still small voice ask, “Were you disappointed in me, or were you disappointed because it didn’t happen when you thought it should?”
Lord, I was disappointed it didn’t happen when I thought it would. I’ve been waiting for this day, had my hope set on this day, had my house ready for this day, only to hear it won’t happen till tomorrow. But how could I be disappointed in You? Your perspective has saved me so many times! You know all the plans You have for me and choose when and where to reveal them to me. No Lord, I’m definitely not disappointed in you.
I believe that sometimes we transfer our disappointment onto others, simply because it didn’t happen when we felt it should. Our need to blame someone, often ends up on God when there’s nobody else around. This was just a great reminder to me to keep my eyes on Him and trust Him with the timing. I don’t need to know the details, He does and that’s enough.
The thought of trusting someone that much, is super foreign to many of us. But that’s our issue, isn’t it? We trust more in what we see, touch, hear and feel in this natural realm, than we do in His realm, the realm of the Spirit. But if we truly believe that we are a spirit, living in a body, that realm must be more real to us than the natural flesh realm we live in.
The bible says clearly that hope deferred, makes the heart sick. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my heart to be effected by disappointments that I casually place on someone else. Be assured that God knows the plans He has for you and they are good plans. He has a future and a hope for you, trust Him with the way it happens.