Frustration and Disappointment

Frustration and Disappointment

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18

I am having a frustrating week.  And my weekend looks no better.  So where is this all going?

Lately I’ve been plagued by disappointment after disappointment.  Very little in my life is going as planned.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve also had some unexpected blessings and really I should be focused on those.  Some things are going better than planned.  But before I go there, I need to deal with my sadness.  Close this door before I open a new one.

Bad news, even when it’s expected, is still bad news.  We just have more time to anticipate it.  Even if it’s not earth shattering, some things are just hard for me to wrap my mind around.  So where does this leave me?  My help comes from God.  Just as the Psalmist said.  He has a plan for me and my loved ones.  And He uses our circumstances to get us where He wants us to go.  He keeps us on the right path, no matter our best efforts to get off it, if we are His children.  He only lets us stray so far.  Remember that the next time you worry about your children.  Yes, Jaime Lauze, dear self I’m speaking to you, too!

Sometimes the terrain is rough when we try to get back on track.  Disappointment, if left to its own devices, can turn to bitterness, jealousy, and many other sinful frame of existence.  It can be one of the worst offenders.  It’s no small emotion.  So, Jesus, Lover of my soul, what do you have to teach me in this?  How are my circumstances leading me to a different place?  I know You will be there with me, wherever that may lead me.

Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You for making emotions.  Help them not to consume me.  I put them under Your direction.  Be where I am and where I am going. In Jesus Precious Name, Amen

Journal

Listen to Lead Me On by Amy Grant.

What emotions or situations get you off track?

Look up some examples from Proverbs about walking and paths.

What do they say?

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