Monday, August 25, 2008



[dis-uh-point] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object) fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of: His gross ingratitude disappointed us. defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate: to be disappointed in love.
–verb (used without object) bring or cause disappointment.

Can this life disappoint me? If disappointing is the failure to fulfill expectations, hopes, and plans, then I suppose being disappointed in life will depend on my expectations, hopes, and plans. Right?

I will not be disappointed. Nope.

Why? Because I will root all of my expectations, hopes, and plans in God's Word. His Word will be fulfilled.

I expect that this life will be hard. There will be pain and suffering. My heart will break. This is a fallen world I live in. This world has nothing else to offer.

I expect that even in this life, I will find God, see His work, and be blessed by Him. I expect that everything I go through will be in His hands but He will not spare me from every pain.

My hopes? My hope is a confidence. My hope is in Christ. He died and paid the penalty for my sin, He rose again and conquered death. He is seated at the right hand of God. He is preparing a place for me.

My plan? My plan is to seek God. To know Him as deeply, as intimately, as I can in this life. My plan is to surrender my plans to Him and accept His will for my life.

My plan is to seek God, to serve God, and to live to please God. He is drawing me into a closer relationship with Himself. He will work in me in whatever way He chooses and I know that even if it's painful, it will be worthwhile.

God will not disappoint.