Declarations for When You’re Dealing with Disappointment
When we’ve been disappointed, it’s easy to start doubting. Sometimes we can begin to wonder if God is different than we thought because something we wanted and expected fell apart. Maybe we thought He’d promised us something, but it didn’t happen.
This week at BTO, we’re praying that any disappointment in your heart would become light, like Ephesians 5:13 talks about. When we bring something into the light of God, that thing actually becomes light. It changes and becomes something better.
If you’re dealing with disappointment, here are three Bible-based statements that can start breathing life back into your heart:
1. Disappointment and despair are not my story! My Father has GOOD things planned for me, and I have not missed out or permanently lost my way.
Every time they cried out to you in their despair,
you were faithful to deliver them;
you didn’t disappoint them. (Ps. 22:5 TPT)
Disappointment often mixes with fear, and together they’ll try to tell us all is lost. “The thing you wanted most of all is gone forever!”
But that isn’t true.
Yes, it might be true that the relationship didn’t work out, the job went to someone else, or we no longer have something we wanted—but with God, we never need to fear missing out. He has our best interest in mind, and this very day, something beautiful and important is waiting for us.
No matter what comes and goes in life, the Lord remains the same. He is our prize, and nothing can take Him away from us.
2. The Lord has not left me alone! He is true to His Word EVERY time, He responds in love and faithfulness EVERY time, and He has not forgotten the deepest desires of my heart!
But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. (Jer. 20:11 NIV)
What is “persecuting” you today? Fear, doubt, hopelessness, discouragement, despair? You are precious to your Father, and these persecutors will NOT win the day!
You are more than a conqueror through the One who loves you—and He loves you more than you can understand, even right now when your heart is hurting.
He Himself fights for you, and your enemies will not prevail over you.
3. I want what God wants for me! His will is good, pleasing, and perfect, and I never need to be afraid. He’s going to take all my grief and turn it into joy in Him.
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy. (Ps. 30:11 NLT)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom. 12:2 NIV)
Sometimes disappointment can feel like a locked door. Not just a closed door, but one locked to us forever.
But with God, we never need to be afraid of locked doors! He waits for us with good things. As we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us, and we’ll find life in His presence.
Give Him the areas of your heart where you are mourning, and trust that He will meet you with refreshing, comfort, and great joy. He is the answer to every piece of your heart today.
Here’s our prayer for you this week:
This week we ask that You would comfort our readers in the areas where they’re aching. Perhaps it’s the pain of disappointment or maybe it’s some other kind of grief. Whatever it is, please help them to see You as their loving Father, and give them the faith to let You have all the pain.
You are the God of hope! You have NOT forgotten them, nor is it Your intention to leave them behind. The desires of their hearts matter to You. Holy Spirit, we ask that You would remind our readers of the promises You’ve made to them—the good things You have in store for them. May they always be able to turn to You in hope.
— The BTO Team
Before you go!
Bill Johnson says this about disappointment:
We have to anchor ourselves to what God has promised, who He is and what He’s said, and refuse to dwell on what hasn’t happened. You are the governor of your own heart; choose not to let seeds of disappointment take root. Instead, cultivate your remembrance of what God has done and hold onto the promises God has spoken over your life!
Child of God, never be afraid to trust Him. His heart is FOR YOU in ways you can’t even imagine.
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