Dealing with Disappointment - A Different Perspective - December 4

Dealing with Disappointment 

by Berni Dymet

Luke 23:34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots to divide his clothing.

Don't know if you've noticed, but things don't always go our way.  Sometimes they seem to turn against us time and time again.  And the disappointment's like a knife in the chest. 

When you think about it - disappointment isn't something that happens out there somewhere.  It's happens on the inside.  And the crazy thing is that when we react with disappointment that very reaction robs us and holds us back. 

"I'm disappointed because you didn't call."  "I'm disappointed because things didn't work out."  "I'm going to mope around because I didn't get my way."

Maybe that sounds a bit harsh.  But you know when you read the stories about Jesus - He wasn't disappointed when people rejected Him, when they misunderstood Him, when they deserted Him, even when they crucified Him.

He didn't let their failures hold Him back. He just loved them and kept on going.

And on the cross He breathed, "forgive them Father for they know not what they do." And then He died.


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Originally published December 04, 2019.