disappoint

There are people,
things,
situations,
outcomes
that disappoint us.

And when it comes,
disappointment can droop the shoulders,
wilt the spirit,
dim our vision to the good and the beauty in front of us,
make it difficult to hear the melodies being sung.

What we need when disappointment comes is truth and the memory of it.
The truth that we have experienced disappointment before,
were given grace to keep going,
and will be given the grace
to walk through the current disappointment also.

The truth that we never face disappointment alone;
the God of hope is always with us
and because He is,
disappointment can be the seed that bears fruit
in our lives and the lives of others
that exceeds anything we could have imagined.

The truth that God is still worthy of our praise
no matter what.
And we can trust Him.

I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Disappoint.”

9 thoughts on “disappoint

  1. I love this. We chose the same verse today! It’s a good one. I have a dear friend in the hospital, recovering from COVID-19, but disappointed in the aftereffects of the treatment. The docs had to focus on the virus first, but the treatment irritated his RA which is now attacking with a vengeance. I know he would be encouraged by your gentle words. Thanks.

  2. “The truth that we have experienced disappointment before,
    were given grace to keep going,
    and will be given the grace
    to walk through the current disappointment also” – THIS. Such great encouragement, thank you for this poem.

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