We ask that you heal our broken hearts and crushed spirits of the disappointments we face everyday. Remove the heaviness within our hearts and give us the strength to forgive.
Help us to release the past and continue moving forward. Give us the power to look beyond the disappointments of now and remind us that everything happens for a reason.
Remind us that you, oh Father, will make all things work together for our good. Help us to remember that You always have great things in store for us. Lord, help us to be still and remember that you are God.
Have you ever been disappointed when God didn’t show up in the way you expected?
Be honest with me.
I know you might not think it’s “Christian” to be disappointed in God, or maybe you think it shows a lack of faith. But disappointment and frustration are a part of learning the true nature of faith.
I have had big, bold prayers go unanswered. I’ve had dreams crushed, and I’ve seen what I thought was God’s will go unfulfilled. I’ve had to undertake the difficult task of reconciling what I believed about God with the reality of what was happening in my life. So I get it.
It’s ok to be disappointed that God didn’t answer your prayer, or heal your loved one, or take away your hurt. It’s okay to wish things had turned out differently. Disappointment in God can come in a lot of different ways, wether it’s:
- unanswered prayers
- the death of a dream
- the end of a relationship
- hurt by the in the Church
- loss of a loved one
I’m sure you could add your own to the list.
It’s ok to be disappointed, hurt, frustrated, and even angry. It’s just not ok to let those feelings go unprocessed and rot your faith. Like any relationship, if you don’t bring your frustration and hurt into the conversation, it will leave you feeling cut off and bitter.
Overcoming disappoint in God isn’t a one size fits all process. Everyone’s journey is different. But ultimately, you have to let go of what you thinkGod should do, and start paying attention to what he is doing.