Learning to deal with disappointment is a part of spiritual maturity. We all experience disappointment in our lives, but we can make a decision to get “reappointed,” to let go of what didn’t work out for us and focus on something new. For example, if I was suppose to spend the day with a friend and they had to cancel, I can either be disappointed because things didn’t go as I plan or perhaps I can re-focus another way to spend the day alone with my Lord.
Our disappointed doesn’t come as much from our circumstances as it does from our misplaced believing. Trusting God is something we can choose to do all the time, especially when things don’t work out the way we planned. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man”s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” If we believe that, then it is not difficult to let go of our disappointment and believe, that God has something better in mind for us then what we knew to plan or ask for.
Even when we are disappointed in ourselves, we can trust God to help us learn from our mistakes and do better in the future. Don’t let disappointment rule your emotions. God has a good plan for you even if you don’t know what it is, so trust Him and go ahead and have a wonderful day.