I come before You today in surrender. In surrender of all my mishaps, struggles, and heartache. Sometimes my failures threaten to crush my spirit and my pain threatens to suffocate me. Defeat looms over me.
So, today I come to You and ask You to be my strength, wisdom, and cornerstone. When I feel struck down, remind me I am never defeated.
When I feel persecuted, remind me I am not forsaken. And when I am afflicted, remind me I cannot be crushed with You as my Savior. (2 Corinthians 4:8)
Direct my steps, O Lord, and lead me to everlasting hope. (Psalm 119:133)
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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.