Disappointed with God or Life?

Disappointed with God or Life?

Disappointed with God of Life?Sometimes you hear people venting their frustrations with God. You know, they’re disappointed because God has not met their expectations. What do you say? Are you disappointed with God?

The only way I can understand the statement is that God’s promises are misunderstood. Because God has not promised to give us whatever we want. God has not promised there wouldn’t be any hardships in our lives.

Therefore, if God has disappointed you by not meeting your expectations, maybe your expectations are of the kilter. You see, God has promised to meet all of our needs, not our expectations.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19, NIV,*)

God is very generous with his love and grace. God loves to take care of his children and bless us richly. But he does not give us according to our whims or wishes but according to our needs and his good plan for us. And then there are all the bad things in life that just happen.

It is not always easy to accept life’s twists and turns. But we can choose to trust God. He will not abandon us. His will is always good towards us, even when we don’t understand what’s going on in our lives.

Life disappoints us. But God doesn’t. It’s good to know the difference (and learn to handle disappointments as divine appointments). Bank on God (not life). Better things ahead when traveling heavenward. Thank you, Jesus!

 

Gracious God,
We bring you our disappointments,
use them for your glory,
bring something amazingly good
out of them.
Thank you for always taking care of us,
thank you for meeting our every need.
Thank you for guarding us from the wrong things
and always desiring what’s good for us.
Help us to see your wisdom and guidance in our lives.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Has God met your expectations? Has God met your needs?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim as you trust God to always take care of you!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday, and Faith Barista.

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