I know for a fact that I am not the only one who has been disappointed by something in life's struggles.
I remember making plans to run a lifestyle center, long before Weimar entered the scene, I kept dreaming of how I would do it and not sure where but eventually I had the where too and all of a sudden, I really don't remember the real reason but it all fell through. I have been greatly disappointed that I couldn't do that, my heart has always since I was young been set on helping people get well and stay well.
Wouldn't you say that that was a great disappointment? Yes, it was and sort of, still is. I assume that I am not the only one who has had a great disappointment in their life. Some have been disappointed in friends or a special friend, I have had that experience too. A great friend that I thought we would be friends for life, all of a sudden turned cold on me and I could not figure out why. I was so broken up by it I turned to the Lord for the reason why and He reminded me of an incident where I had been guilty of making a new friend in my life and who by the way is still my friend and who reads my blogs. My other friend that turned cool, was of a very jealous nature unbeknowns to me and didn't want me to have other friends. That was a disappointment to me. She passed away not long after that and I felt so bad about it, it took me quite a while to get over that disappointment.
Some have a disappointed relationship with a spouse they have chosen for life. I cannot relate to that as well as others might, we were married 63 years and yes, there were some disappointments along the way but nothing major that caused a separation or hatred like some people have. My heart goes out to those kind of disappointments because to start with they are to be a life long relationship and didn't end up that way. I know it is heart breaking and I understand and have seen the pain that it has caused.
Others have been disappointed over how their occupation that they have chosen has turned out. I can't quite relate to that because the things that I did as occupations were just sort of handed to me and I am happy with the way they turned out, some were harder than others but all in all, not a disappointment to me at all.
People in Bible times suffered great disappointments, the disciples when Jesus was put to death on the cross, thought that was the end of their relationship with Jesus. But three days later He was with them again. Their disappointment was rewarded with a life time of service for their master.
Joseph was greatly disappointed when he was sold as a slave but decided in his heart he would serve the Lord regardless of what happened, he was accused of trying to go to bed with his bosses wife and was put in jail for three years but he was such a good prisoner that he was put in charge of the prisoners. He was released to interpret a dream for the Pharaoh and that led to being the highest office in the kingdom next to Pharaoh. That was his reward after his great disappointment.
Abraham was disappointed when he didn't have any children and God had promised him a son and he was one hundred years old when the promised was fulfilled. I am sure the intervening years of waiting were a great disappointment. God kept his promise that his seed would be as the sand of the sea and that was his reward.
Moses was disappointed when he sinned that one time and was forbidden to enter the land of Canaan with the Israelites and had to lay down his life because of his sin. I am sure that he was greatly disappointed after forty years of wandering in the wilderness and then not being able to enjoy the journey into Canaan. His reward was that God came down and took him from the grave to heaven with him. What wonderful rewards these men of God received after such great disappointments.
God has a reward for us to after our disappointments, eternal life with Him forever and ever if we are faithful to him as these men were. Oh, I know we slip up and fail Him so did all of these Bible characters that I just mentioned, they were a disappointment to Jesus at times in their life, but they still trusted Him and had faith in their reward.
We can do the same, repent when we fail Him and when we are disappointed in the happenings of our life we can still go on and with His help have a better life and life eternal when He comes again in the clouds of heaven. That is the greatest reward of all and there will be no disappointments in heaven or on the new earth, none at all, no tears, no sorrow, no pain and NO disappointments. Grandma Joan