We all get disappointed by people, things, and situations. Someone once told me that everyone gets disappointed at least thrice daily, the only difference is how we handle it. We also disappoint those around us all the time; because we are human beings far from perfect and bound to fall.
The song in my heart has been ‘through it all’ by Heritage Singers. The line ‘I have learned to trust’ struck me in a new way. We learn to trust, it is not something we get instantly. Disappointments are one way of learning to trust in Jesus because they teach us to trust in God wholeheartedly. After moving from place to place and person to person facing one disappointment after another, we come to realize that the only constant is God. No wonder Jeremiah gives us a warning. ‘This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.’ (Jeremiah 17:5)
Another way we learn to trust in God is by looking at the many times He has been faithful. Knowing that He is the same yesterday today and forever There is peace in knowing that your trust is in a God who never disappoints. When we fully trust in the Lord, we are strengthened; ‘Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.’ (Psalm 125:1)
Don’t let people’s disappointments cause you to doubt God. He is God almighty and cannot be compared to a man. As we continue learning to trust we live a balanced life, a confident life, an assured life, and abundant life. Through it all, let us keep trusting in Jesus.