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Disappointments Big and Small

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Disappointment is hard.

Drake and I randomly had an opportunity come our way several weeks ago, and with good reason began to get very excited about it.  However, we unexpectedly found out today that it is not going to work out.  On the scale of things that are truly important in life, it was not high on the list, yet it still felt like a blow; it felt like a blow to our already broken hearts.

Life is full of disappointments, some big and some small.  And I was reminded today that all disappointments are a clear battle ground for our minds and hearts. 

My temptation this afternoon has been to ask the following questions of God: Why do you tease me?  Why would you present this opportunity then yank it away?  Why do you not care about my feelings?  Why didn’t you protect us from this pain?  Why must we struggle so much?

I think all these questions and feelings are natural in disappointment.  But do I want my “natural” feelings to rule my heart?

I don’t.

Therein lies my challenge.  I need to allow the truth of God’s Word to shape and inform my questions and feelings in disappointments, both big and small…I want God to rule my heart.

3 Responses to "Disappointments Big and Small"

  1. Jean and Gary Butler says:

    Oh Christina~I know exactly what you mean about disappointment….love your heart.I am trying to get my manuscript published. I seem to be having many disappointments come my way lately UNLESS I want to pay a printer to publish it. Everyone says it’s awesome; but I can’t even get a publisher to read it. It’s a CHRISTIAN children’s story….I’m asking God the same questions you are.I think I need to just wait upon the Lord. Disappointment is so hard to deal with.
    We so love you guys!!!!!!
    Jean and Gary

  2. Elizabeth says:

    you are such an example of faithfulness in a faithless world. I am so sorry that yet another disappointment has happened in your life, big or small. Please, please rest assured that there are many people praying for you DAILY, and that when you are having to deal with this imperfect world~ we are lifting you up to a perfect Savior. I love you

  3. hh says:

    Hi Christina,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your recent disappointing news. We continue to pray for you, Drake and Jessie every day. I love what you said at the end of this blog, "I want God to rule my heart." What a great challenge and encouragement!
    It was soooo wonderful to see you last week. You are such a blessing to me!
    Love you,
    Heather

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