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