Dealing With Disappointment

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth I will cry to You,

When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I”

This scripture has been on my heart for the last few days. It brings me comfort during the season that I’m in. I’m in a season of growth, and sometimes my world seems like it’s in complete chaos. God continues to strip me of things that I have deemed “important” as I am learning they are not so. Some days are better than others, but most have been disheartening. I’ve been discouraged, distracted, and disappointed. Like most people. I hate disappointment. In fact I loathe the idea that I may hope for something, or trust someone, and wind up being disappointed in the end. But I have learned that disappointment is a part of life. We all experience it at least once, and I’m sure we will all experience it again, and again.

Sometimes, the unthinkable happens in relationships, friendships, even in families. People hurt you. People betray you. People let you down. Your heart gets hurt by words or actions by others. If you’re like me it is my nature to go in a shut down mode. I become so consumed by what’s going on that I can’t focus on other things. I immediately put up a guard, but in the process of that I’m hurting the relationships that I’m meant to have.  I do this out of FEAR! Fear of getting my heart broke. Let’s face the facts. Who likes getting their heart broke? No one.

Sometimes life brings pain, and hurt. And sometimes the reason isn’t clear. Sometimes the answers are not found, and nothing seems to add up. I’ve been really discouraged by this at times. Not having all the answers, or not being able to make sense of things is torture for me. I’m learning to completely surrender the cares that weigh me down to the Lord. But for some reason I’m having a hard time letting go.  My prayer is that even though at times I may feel like I am enveloped in a vast never ending maze, recklessly searching for a destination point that I will continue to seek God’s will, and trust that He has everything under control.

Lead me Lord, I’ll follow

Wow! My Dad has always told me this “If what you face in life can be used of God to fortify your heart, then it won’t have been in vain, you’ll have a testimony”.

Reading this old blog post is just an affirmation of how far I’ve come since then. I was brokenhearted when I wrote this, and had been for a long time. But I thank God that I know the one who heals the brokenhearted. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

Sometimes the traffic jams are just way too long. Sometimes the dog gobbles your homework. Sometimes the promotion you wanted was given to someone else. Sometimes your family isn’t there like they should be. Sometimes your friends let you down, and sometimes the relationship you wanted ended. From time to time, all of us face life-altering disappointments, ones that come unexpectedly, leaving us with more questions than answers. But even when we don’t know the answer, God does. Whatever our circumstance, whether we stand on top of Mt Everest, or we wander through the darkest valley, God is already there. He’s there to shelter us, guide us, and to comfort us. And ultimately, heal us. But we have to let Him. Life is full ups and downs, twists and turns. But when we find ourselves over taken by the frustration, and disappointments of life, we must catch ourselves, and take a deep breath, and lift our thoughts upward. I’ve spent so much time asking “Why me Lord?” When I should have been asking “Lord what are you trying to teach me?” “How can I learn from this?” 

I truly feel that God allows us to go through certain situations that will help us grow. We all NEED growth! Amen? Sometimes getting your heart broke brings growth, and maturity. I’ve learned this through the last few years, and let me tell you my heart was heavy for a long time. However, I truly feel that God answered my prayer, maybe not in the way that I initially wanted, but in the way that was best for me.

It is my deepest prayer that when you are faced with hurt, disappointments, and you feel beat down by the cares of life, you will cry out to the rock that is higher. Psalms 61:2 One thing that always gets me through is Romans 8:28 ALL things work for good, for those that love the Lord. So know that HE is working constantly on your behalf. & know that when the Hurt and the Healer collide, something amazing takes place. YOU are healed! My friend He has a plan for you and I so trust Him as He guides you on the path that He takes you. He is with us. Teach us Lord, to rest in peace with You, and to trust your will.
Once was brokenhearted, but now I’m whole.
About Joy Danyelle
Hi, y’all I’m Joy and those that know me say that my name suits me well. You’ll always see a smile on my face 🙂 I’m from a small town here in the South. I’m a preachers daughter, and my mama’s heart. I love Jesus, and I love sharing His love with everyone. I love sweet tea and fishing, and reading blogs. Come see me at  My Thoughts Captive. I would love to get to know you 🙂 Have a great day