The View from the Sanctuary of God”: Psalm 73. Perspective Changes  Everything. - ppt download

Joining today with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers to write on a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today’s prompt: Disappoint

Disappointment is linked to our expectations. We expect something to happen and are then disappointed when it doesn’t. We expect people to act in a certain way and are disappointed when they don’t.

We get disappointed when plans, people, places don’t match up to our expections.

There was a time in my life when I was also disappointed with God, He too wasn’t meeting my expectations, He wasn’t giving me what I wanted, asked for, expected and certainly not in my time-scale. I went through quite a few years of ‘disappointment with God’. It wasn’t something I could discuss with others as they all seemed perfectly happy with their God, walking in trust in faith. But I was hurting, I was disappointed and I was confused.

Until like the Psalmist I came to a place of surrender:

Then I realized that my heart was bitter,

and I was all torn up inside.

I was so foolish and ignorant—

I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.

Yet I still belong to you;

you hold my right hand.

You guide me with your counsel,

leading me to a glorious destiny.

Whom have I in heaven but you?

I desire you more than anything on earth.

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,

but God remains the strength of my heart;

He is mine forever.

Psalm 73:21-26

17 thoughts on “Disappoint”

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Fiona! I have been in that place of disappointment with God too, and I agree it is something that is hard to talk about with others when it seems like no-one else is experiencing that. I love those verses from Psalm 73.

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  2. I’ve also been disappointed with God and couldn’t tell anyone as like you mentioned, they all seemed perfectly happy with their God. But then I realised “Whom have I in heaven but you?”. Thankful that He’s mine forever. Great post.

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  3. In that disappointing place
    where God won’t answer prayers,
    I sometimes come to doubt His grace,
    or even that He cares.
    I really did not ask for much;
    Ferrari, and a bishop’s manse,
    but He did not grant me such;
    He laughed, and said, “No chance!
    I know that you’re going to grouse,
    but hey, I am not sorry.
    You shall have a trailer house,
    and rusted-out old lorry!”
    Strange, though, what bedites in life;
    with that rolling wreck, I found my wife.

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  4. Good thoughts on this prompt. Made me consider whether I let myself get into a vicious cycle – getting bitter which makes me prone to disappointment, which in turn leads to bitterness. But God is the strength of my heart, and he breaks the cycle!

    Kym, fmf#18

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