I read a post by John Piper called disappointed by Jesus. He asked the question “Have we ever been disappointed by Jesus?”
Now I’ve been disappointed many times often because I didn’t get what I hoped for but it’s what I hoped for not what Jesus promised me.
So pondering on this I read these two wonderful scriptures that he brings to light in view of this and they are Jn3:27 and Ps 84:11.
Jn23:27 “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven”
Ps 84: 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Ps 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
So if Jesus gives me all I need how can I feel disappointed?
Something happened to me when I read this today, it was like I saw my unbelief lift off. It was a revelation to me, my understanding had obscured this. If Jesus does not withhold from me any good thing, how can I be disappointed.
All those things that didn’t happen, didn’t happen for a reason. I may not understand but I don’t need to. God has already given me His best, His Son. How could I ever feel disappointed.
Forgive me Lord for my unbelief and striving. I dont have to strive, God has it all in hand if I only trust him. He knows best!