Monday, November 5, 2012

Disappointment and Hope

"The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?" (Proverb 18:14)

Disappointment of life is that if we don't get what we want. Sometimes we are disappointed at someone, but there are also times when we disappoint others. So what makes us disappointed? The main cause is over expectation or expect too much. If we put too much hope to someone, whether it be the husband, wife, child, brother / sister, friends or anyone else, and it turns out they're not giving anything as we expected, what is our reaction? 
Then How can we cope with or overcome the disappointment?
1) Check our hope. If our expectations are too high or unrealistic, lower our expectation, because maybe the people who we expect not have the ability to do what we expect.
2) Remember that we can only control and change ourselves and not changing others. If we try to control and change others, then we would likely be more disappointed.
3) Take every fact and be thankful. Keep learning to see the disappointment in a positive way. Disappointment helps us to learn so we just put all our hopes and hung to God.
Expect the Lord alone, because we will never let down! 

"But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence". (Jeremiah 17:7)

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