Have you ever been disappointed by one (or several of) God’s decisions? Maybe you wanted a particular job, mate, home, car, ministry position, or healing for someone and God decided to fulfill His purposes completely opposite of your request. Or maybe you are at your wits end in that marriage, and God says “stay”.
You are Human
We have all “made our requests known” (as the scripture tells us) only to have God do His own thing. Let’s be honest; it can hurt when God says “No” while we want Him to say “Yes”.
A Beautiful Truth
God is immeasurably gracious, merciful and compassionate. He understands our pain and bottles every single one of our tears. He knows how you feel when we are disappointed. He even knows how difficult it is at times to submit to His will. But, He wants us to submit nonetheless.
Remember, when Jesus was praying in the Garden and asked “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me”? I think Jesus wanted to demonstrate to us that we can talk to our Father about absolutely anything. But, at the same time, He’s showing us we must always put His will before our own. That’s why He ended the prayer with “nevertheless, your will be done.”
God understands your disappointment and the grief that often follows His decisions. He listens, comforts and promises to help you work through the sorrow. He’s there to help you one hundred percent of the time – in the “yes” seasons and in the “no” seasons too.
If your heart is heavy today, talk to Him. Bask in the comfort of the Psalms. Keep searching until you find one that soothes your soul. Then, cast your feelings, thoughts and anguish on Him. He can handle it.
Another tip: keep your environment praise-worthy, GodsyGirl. Play worship music that soothes your spirit and feeds your faith. Then, watch God usher you through the deepest darkest times of your life. His will is King, and so is His comfort and peace.
Hang in there. His ways may be far above reaching, but His comfort is just a call away.