The feeling of disappointment is often caused when one has an expectation that has not been fulfilled. It is a natural response due to failed hope for the answer of YES.   If you take a moment to think about the nature of disappointment, you will notice that it can cause a ripple effect on the seat of our emotions. It can cause sadness, remorse, bitterness, and resentment in our hearts. Too often we place unachievable expectations into man, or into man made things, and we place our hopes and confidence into things that are temporal. As a result, we find ourselves overcome by our emotions because of unfulfilled expectations. But what happens when you ask God for something and his answer is NO? Do you become disappointed? If you found yourself in this place, you are not alone. But you must remember that all things work together for the good to them that are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28).

We must remember that God has equipped us with the power to move beyond the feeling of disappointment when we believe in his word. We must choose to trust God and know that his answer of NO is purposeful. We must remember that God’s NO is protective, that God’s NO is for your good, that God’s NO is redeeming, and that God’s NO is a blessing. God has a divine plan for our lives. So the next time you become disappointed, with people, things, or life, remember that God has a purpose and that it will work out for your good.

Be encouraged.