Sunday, August 26, 2012
Will you Believe God or suffer disappointment?
Someone gave me a book a few years ago entitled, Those who trust in the Lord will not be disappointed. The point of the book is not that we will avoid disappointments, but that, in light of the immeasurable love of God, we will choose not to be disappointed. We can choose not to be disappointed because we know God's end will not be disappointing. Therefore, if the circumstances haven't come around for God's Glory (and our ultimate good) then God isn't done yet.
Too many times, I mope because it looks like the end, when the end has yet to be. Like I wrote a few weeks ago, one of the scariest things about finishing things (good or bad) is that it feels like there's nothing next. This is silly because I know my God and I know that He is not done yet--but I still do it. It's good to have the break inbetween the major projects God uses to shape our lives, but rather than resting peacefully in those lulls, we wonder what's coming next. I'm still struggling with being at peace, no matter what the circumstances are--and I've been working on it for decades. I'll admit I'm better at it than I have been, but I have a long way to go.
Next time you are tempted to be disappointed, go back to God and ask for His perspective and look forward to a surprise. Things may not be over yet.