There are times when I pray for things I’ve already mentally conditioned myself for a favorably answer. I tend to believe that what I’ve prayed for will happen simply because I want the thing so badly. Today, I woke up to an unexpected response. NO!! The answer was unmistakably loud and clear; I was disappointed.
In my disappointment, I didn’t want to loose sight of things so I went to the bible to see what I could find on disappointment. I wanted to find someone in the scriptures I could relate to. I wanted to see how they handled disappointment. I immediately thought of Abraham who was promised a son, but year after year, when no son came, his wife made it happen. That was one response to disappointment.
I read several other examples to help me handle my response. I eventually came to realize that all things happens according to God’s plan for our life. He has a reason for everything, even when I don’t understand and especially when I feel like the response doesn’t make sense.
So if you’ve ever felt like God has been silent when the pain and disappointments are too much to endure, or if you’ve experience the pain of being passed over for the promotion or pay raise that you needed to get your family back on track, feeling unloved in your marriage, struggling with your body that isn’t responding to your desire to have children, or for other reasons, be encouraged. If you are hurting today, have been hurting all year, all week or years for that matter, know that there is hope.
There are private and safe women’s and men’s groups in your community. Small groups at your church and/or community support groups at your library or hospital. There are also private facebook groups and most importantly there’s a father who is ALWAYS available!!
Talk to him, cry to him, pray to him, yell at him even, he can handle it! You are loved!!”