When things didn’t turn out as I had expected it has typically been the doorway by which the Lord led me into deliverance from my greatest fears and into the place of my greatest contentment and victory.
Times that have crushed and even disillusioned me became the beginning of the glorious death of my own flawed views about who I am, and who God is. It brought me into freedom and truth I hadn’t previously known.
My deep disappointments at times when the Lord didn’t do “it” like I thought He would actually became the very key to whole new realms of intimacy and revelation in Jesus.
Disappointment is often the necessary death of faulty expectations. It reveals if our house (life) is really built on sand or solid foundation. Many people’s disappointment in the church or leadership etc could have actually been resurrected into a more mature love had we been willing to let the Lord walk us through the process, instead of allowing our disillusionment to control the narrative of our inner world.
Even our pain and failures aren’t wasted with Yahweh. If we’ll let Him, He actually uses our pain to unlock the door to more of Him, more peace, more joy, more freedom, more forgiveness and love.