One drop of poison is all it takes to ruin a glass of pure water. A moment of temptation ruined a perfect world created by a perfect Father. Sin crept into this world like a thief in the night, unexpected, unexplained and most certainly unwelcome.
Disappointments are fruit of sin in a fallen world. the bible says in Romans 3:23 (NKJV) “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Not one man is without sin or has never sinned. The only man, Jesus who was God manifested in the flesh (John 1:14) was without sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).
The one important thing we need to remember with regards to disappointment is, not only have we all experienced this emotion at some point in our lives, we to have disappointed others.
Steps to receiving healing from disappointments:
- The first step to receiving healing from disappointment is; to acknowledge that it has happened.
- Ask God to forgive you and restore you.
- Forgive those who have disappointed you.
- Forgive yourself.
- Accept forgiveness from others.
- Allow yourself some time through the healing process, to work through the emotions, allowing God to change your heart and change your mind through the washing of water by the word (Ephesians 5:26).
- Do good to others when you are going through the healing process (Psalm 37:3).
Scriptures to study:
Jesus said that in this world that you will have many troubles but then He reassured His disciples by saying that He has already overcome this world (John 16:33). Now that is the good news of the gospel. Jesus paid the price at the cross of Calvary. We no longer have to fear, although life will no always be easy.
Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication , with thanksgiving , let your requests be known to God”.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”.
James 1:2-4 (NKJV) “My Brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing”.
Don’t be too hard on others and don’t be too hard on yourselves. They say time heals all wounds. The correct answer is, God heals all wounds, it just takes time in order to produce patience and character (Romans 5:3-5), “God works all things together for His good and His glory” (Romans 8:28).
Written by Renani Van Der Westhuizen