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Our Father Listens

I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble.  Psalm 142:1-2 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. Whether young or old, rich or poor, we all experience disappointment.  

Family and friends can let us down, or we can disappoint ourselves by letting them down.  Sometimes our plans do not turn out as we hope. Maybe a dream has died or life has not turned out as expected. Christians are not exempt from life’s disappointments, but we have Jesus who will strengthen and sustain us during times of adversity. 

God wants us to be open and honest with Him about our concerns. We need not be afraid of being honest with Him, for He knows all things. Disappointment is too heavy a burden to bear alone. Our Heavenly Father listens. The Bible is full of heroes, such as David who cried out to God for help, refuge, strength, and forgiveness.   

Due to past disappointments, some are afraid to hope for fear of another letdown. When disappointments come in waves and pile up into heaps, they can overwhelm us and cause physical and emotional problems. God does not want this to happen. He asks that we take our troubles to Him.  

When we give our disappointments to Jesus, He gives us strength to move forward and leave our letdowns behind. He can bind up the wounds of disappointment and bring something far greater into our lives. Every disappointment we face is an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Christ. When we place our trust in Jesus, He can begin new and wonderful things in our lives.   

If faced with disappointment, remember God wants you to bring your burdens to Him. Through faith in Christ, He can bring good out of bad circumstances in your life. 

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Susan Ferguson

Susan Ferguson is a freelance writer who resides in Madison, Mississippi, with her husband. She is an accountant by profession, but loves to share her faith through writing. She writes devotionals for www.knittedtogetherbygod.com and is a member of www.faithwriters.com where she participates in their daily devotional.