​Accept Life’s Disappointments As God’s Appointments For You

Robert Harris
September 2016

You will not live long in this life before you meet with disappointment.

Sometimes disappointments drive people to despair. We have our heart set on the stars and we wind up with mud in our hand.

We want to go all the way and find we can’t get out of our own front yard. Thus we become a bit discouraged through the disappointment. And we wonder why.

How often have you said unto yourself, “Why can’t I do the things I want to do? Or “Why can’t I go where I want to go?”

Well, you must recognize you have a will and a way and God has a will and a way and oftentimes those two wills and those two ways clash and it’s quite a collision when it happens.

It is another way of saying your disappointments may be His appointments. Just convert the “dis” to “His” and you will probably have the answer to your question. Now, His appointments are much better than yours for He can see farther down the road and He knows what the outcome is and He knows the intent in the heart.

So, what should we do? We should yield ourselves to the Lord and remember His way is best. You will not be disappointed nearly so often if you accept the lessons of life as being His appointments.