Dealing with Disappointment Bible Quotes & Inspiration; Dealing with Disappointments By Choosing How Our Experiences Affect Us
Romans 8:28, NKJV And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
1 Peter 3:9, NIV Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Related: When life gives you disappointments and pain; Letting go and Letting God
Dealing with Disappointment as a Christian
We all have to deal with disappointment at one point or another. Some disappointments are huge and can seem crushing, others are no big deal and we can just brush them off and quickly move on. Disappointments from people can be especially painful to bear when you expect so much more from the person in question. For instance, I was just talking with a friend about “falling in love” with people. We were talking about how certain virtues in some people make us feel like we have fallen in love with them.
When I “fall in love” with a person (old or young, man or woman – I’m not talking about romantic love here), it’s a wonderful feeling:). In the same way, when a person disappoints (thankfully, this is not something that happens often), it can be so very painful… especially when you’ve “fallen in love” with them.
On the flip side, you may have zero expectations from some people and then they just go and really surprise you! Just like you can fall in love with a person from afar i.e. before you even really get to know them, you can form certain (sometimes negative) opinions of a person from afar… so you may really not expect much from them, but then they surprise you by being so wonderful and so kind and oh so amazing!
It reminds you again that you truly cannot judge a book by its cover…. it works both ways – good and bad. And remember, sometimes a book on the whole can be good, but it may have some unpleasant pages to swallow. Along those lines, I’m reminded not to dismiss a person entirely because of some negative experiences I’ve had with them!
See also: Bible Verses about Making Mistakes & Forgiveness; Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions
The point of my story is, please please please don’t give up on everyone, or on an entire group of people (by little actions here and there) because of the experiences you’ve had with some people. Please, don’t let negative experiences in life shape you negatively as a person… Strive to always be the best YOU that you can be…treating everyone with love, kindness and respect. Yes, you will sometimes be disappointed, but you will very often be pleasantly surprised:)! See also: Be kind to one another; We all need each other
Please, let your experiences, good and bad, shape you positively. Let your experiences make you wiser as time goes by. We do ourselves a great disservice if we allow people or experiences to turn us into negative, cynical people. We do ourselves (and others, including several innocent people) harm, not good. It is a vicious cycle… We become mean to others, they become mean to us and to others as well, and the cycle goes on and on.
See also: Don’t let other people’s actions affect you; Fixing your eyes on God
May God help us to forgive others when they disappoint us. May God help us to allow our disappointments to make us better, not bitter. Friends, let’s try to treat everyone we come in contact with with kindness, love and respect , whether we’ve been disappointed in the past or not, and whether we’ve gotten to know them or not. It really does us good overall. And as a bonus, we get some wonderful wonderful surprises along the way:)!
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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