So you’re disappointed, depending on how far you’re into your life’s journey, this probably is the first time and may not be your last.
Either way, I’m sorry to hear that and sorry to have to tell you that it’s a part of life. Disappointment isn’t fun but sometimes is necessary for personal growth and reflection.
When we take a look at the word disappointment, we have consider the height and weight of our expectations. Were they massive or minuscule? Did you put yourself or someone or something in a box? It’s kind of like sending off a package at the UPS store. If you use too small of a box, you won’t be successful in sending it to its final destination without damages. It’s the same thing if you use too big of a box, your package will roll around inside of the box cause damage upon itself. You have to find the right fit much like with your expectations.
Rather than exclusively having expectations, why not try having hope. Put your hope and faith in someone who will always love you, Jesus.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
So how do we find the best fit? I personally like to look at the circumstance pragmatically. If my goal is to send something or receive something, then I match my expectations to that goal. Lord, let the package be sent or be received. If I want it done on a specific date, what will it take to make that happen? I ask questions that can be definitively answered, then I definitively answer them. This cuts down on the severity and amount of disappointment I feel. It’s the same thing with our faith, we need to direct our questions to the Word of God, the only place that can definitely answer our questions, our suspicions, our fear and anxiety. So why put our faith in God? How does that help us not to feel disappointment or less disappointment?
“The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.” Proverbs 10:28 NLT
“You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.” Proverbs 23:18 NLT
Please understand I’m not calling you wicked, but I am saying that those who put their hopes in Christ Jesus result in pure joy and aren’t disappointed in God’s faithfulness. So you’re disappointed, but remained encouraged to out your hopes in Christ Jesus, He’ll always love you and have plans to prosper you.