Cancellations, Postponements and Disappointments.

We are living in very unusual times right now.  The Coronavirus has affected most all of us in some way or another.  Events all over the world have been postponed or canceled altogether.  Major sporting events have been called off.  Personally, Joann and I were planning to leave for Israel last Wednesday.  We thank the Lord that the trip was canceled, otherwise, we would be quarantined in a hotel in a foreign land right now.

Disappointments are a part of life.  When something that we have been planning to do for a long time doesn’t happen, it can be discouraging.  However, we shouldn’t let our disappointments control our attitude.  Remember that there are people whose lives have been changed in drastic and sorrowful ways these last couple of weeks and months, and their lives have been changed forever.  A verse that has kinda been a life verse for Joann and me is; Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. This verse helps us keep each day in perspective.  Live life today and don’t worry about what might happen tomorrow.  We only have today’s grace from God.  We cannot draw on tomorrow’s grace today.

If you have experienced disappointment recently, don’t allow it to bring you down.  God has a plan, look to see what the purpose for your disappointment might be and thank Him for changing your plans.

Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Praise the Lord for our disappointments, because He is always working on our behalf!

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