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Frustration and Disappointment - Daughters of Promise - August 28, 2017

FRUSTRATION AND DISAPPOINTMENT
Jaime Lauze´

Lately I’ve been plagued by disappointment after disappointment.  Sometimes, life doesn't go as planned.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve also had some unexpected blessings and I am also focusing on those.  Some things are going better than planned.  But before I go there, I need to deal with my sadness.  Close this door before I open a new one.

Bad news, even when it’s expected, is still bad news; we just have more time to anticipate it.  Don't you find that some things are just hard to wrap your mind around?  So where does this leave us?  Our help comes from God.  Just as the Psalmist said.  He has a plan for us and our loved ones and He uses our circumstances to get us where He wants us to go even if Satan does his best to get us off of it.  Since we are His children, God only lets us stray so far.  Remember that the next time you worry about your children.

Sometimes the terrain is rough when we try to get back on track.  Disappointment, if left to its own devices, can turn to bitterness, jealousy, and many other dead ends.  Disappointment is no small emotion.  So, Jesus, Lover of our souls, what do you have to teach us in this?  How are our circumstances leading us to a different, and better, place?  We know You will be there with us, wherever that may lead us.

Heavenly Father, I praise You for making emotions.  Help them not to consume me.  I put them under Your direction.  Be where I am and where I am going. In Jesus Precious Name, In Jesus' name, In Jesus' name, Amen


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