The raise doesn’t happen. The promotion is given to someone else. The promise isn’t kept.
Being let down is a part of the human experience. It isn’t an easy part of it. It is especially hard when we think we have been mislead, or lied to in some way. When we get our hopes up. Then, we face the crushing feeling of seeing them smashed. Disappointment is hard to deal with.
The marriage wasn’t perfect. The boss was dishonest. The friend didn’t keep your confidence. They can leave us in despair.
It is in times of disappointment, when we are convinced that no one can be trusted, that the faithfulness of God is truly seen. In scripture the phrase “I will never leave you or forsake you” is used on several occasions. It is a reminder that no matter the situation God is there. He is faithful. He will not disappoint. When others let you down, don’t give in, because God is still there. He is faithful.
Sadly, we are sinful and we live amongst sinful people. This means that we disappoint and that others disappoint us. God when we disappoint help others to turn to you. And when we disappoint help us to trust that you will not leave or forsake us.
Through Your Son,
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