"Refusing to live disappointed is only part of the equation. The other part is making a choice to 'hope in God'"
This is from the book HOPE, beyond disappointment, by Dave Hess.
In today's world it is easy to become disappointed. I am reading another book, Half the Sky, and every single page of that book brings sadness and disappointment to my heart. As I wade through the pages, I find myself asking God, "where is the HOPE?"
But, then I am reminded of versus like Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
ALL my heart, that means my heart has the ability to trust God 100 percent! Consequently, when I read books like Half the Sky and learn about the horrible oppression of girls and women in our world, I will still praise His name, trust Him, and have hope!
I want to release His joy and peace. I want to speak against evil. Hope that God will walk through the horror's and through the oppression gives strength to those that love Him.
I have felt disappointed many times, but it's because I have put God in a box of expectations. And then, when my expectations were not met, I felt disappointment, and my hope dwindled.
God is a God of expectancy. Expectancy eagerly waits for the miracle! Expectancy is thrilled and excited and eager to see what happens next. Expectancy praises God with every outcome!
Expectancy lives with the reality of God hope, and knows there is nothing to prove.
Holy Spirit, pour over me today and give me new hope, new expectancy in You.
Say That Again!