Thankfulness in Disappointment

By Pastor Joell Haugan, CBWC Church Planting Resource Team

Phil Keaggy wrote a song many years ago that had the lines:

Disappointment – His appointment,
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God’s better choice for me.

In our lives we often face disappointment; and we Christians can get all upset and bothered by events that, in the grand scheme of things, are really only a small blip on the radar of life.  We often get all worked up, fretting, to and fro-ing, and complaining that God has let us down!

Actually, it might be that your disappointment is because you were on the wrong track anyway (like the lyrics above).  Or, that it is just a bad thing that happened in your life…that happens.

Regardless though, we need to take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture.  Actually, that process is called “counting your blessings”.  So, take the disappointments that come your way, change the first letter to an “h”, … and then let the blessing counting begin to get a better picture of just how great things really are for those who follow Jesus!


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