When God doesn’t do what we want (we are disappointed) it’s not easy; it never has been, and it never will be. Disappointment is cured by revamped expectations, don’t panic, and don’t give up, be patient, because God’s in control. It ain’t over till it’s over.
So when you’re disappointed:
(1) Look inward: Admit how you feel, you can’t deal with what you don’t acknowledge. David asked, ‘Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?’ (Psalm 42:5). Ask God to show you the root of the problem. Is it Envy, Pride, Lust, Unforgiveness, pent-up anger or Physical and mental fatigue. Be open to what He reveals.
(2) Look upward. David said I will hope in God! I will praise him. Instead of focusing on your discouragement, focus on the One who knows the way out.
(3) Remember God’s past faithfulness, David said, ‘I am discouraged, but I will remember you.’ Through every trial Joseph clung to thethat God still controlled his destiny. Recalling God’s faithfulness builds your confidence that He’ll continue to provide.
(4) Remember, you don’t have to understand, just because you can’t figure out what God’s doing right now, doesn’t mean it won’t make sense later. He causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him ( Romans 8:28)
(5) Don’t give in to bitterness. When yourare dashed, resentment can set in. If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31). Regardless of how deep the pit may seem. God is on your side!