What are the most powerful lessons of unmet expectations?
Is your heart hungry for hope? I have good news for you, friend: there are three great Biblical reasons to have hope. When we recall and meditate on these profound truths, our hearts get oxygen to breathe again and cultivate a joyful expectation.
Friend, if life has plunged you in darkness right now, I want to encourage you and share with you three spiritual disciplines to grow in a season of pain. Seasons of intense suffering, pain, and sorrow provide the perfect soil for the growth of our faith, endurance, character, and hope.
What is the best preparation for Christmas? It is such a busy season with a thousand things to accomplish and prepare – some pleasant, some stressful, and overwhelming. We decorate our houses plan meals, buy presents, meet relatives, participate in church activities, and so much more. But when the time comes, are we really prepared?
Very often we feel stuck in our faith journey and don’t know how to get unstuck and start walking again. We have not thought it would take so long and would be so difficult. We struggle with a problem or a situation for a long time, and we still don’t have a solution. It seems we are going in circles, and we don’t see the progress we want so much.
Personal expectations can be a source of satisfaction and joy, as well as a source of disappointment and frustration. But why do we get so disappointed when things do not develop as we expect? And how can we live not depending on our expectations?
How can we responsibly handle our expectations and thus increase our satisfaction in life? The hotel is crowded and loud, the desired job comes in a package with a complaining colleague, the attempts to eat healthy fail, a friend refuses to help at the last minute, the husband has forgotten the anniversary.
How do you handle rejection in your work and ministry? See what happens when God brings transformation through rejection in the story I shared on Seriously Write – a platform for encouraging and equipping Christian writers along their writing journey.
Do you feel disappointed by God? It happens often that the disappointment with life, people, and circumstances grows into disappointment with God. Continue reading “No, Disappointment with God Is Not Harmless”