Wounds into Beautiful Scars
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIV
For the most part disappointments are not wounds but if you do not acknowledge disappointment after disappointment. It can become a wound that is in need of healing. When disappointments enter into your life, allowing them to fester in your heart turns them into hate, self-pity, resentment and a whole array of afflictions that turns your heart away from God. Even if for a little while. There are all types of disappointments in life, but the kind we are going talk about is the disappointment from others. Here’s the thing about disappointments, we don’t always know the whole truth about something when disappointments happen. I know over the years I have disappointed others on more than one occasion, as I have been disappointed by others on more than one occasion. What I have also come to realize is we hardly ever seek out the truth as to why the disappointment happened in the first place. Nor do we always take our disappointments to God. What peace and comfort have we turned away, by not seeking God in times of disappointment?
Standing On the Promises
Here is what God promises us in His Word to those who believe in Him as their Lord and Savior. Along with our key verse, here are a three more truths to keep in our heart:
“6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
“3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 NKJV
“6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV
The peace and comfort we have turned away from God is also His grace and mercy, that He desires to pour over us. He does not promise to give us a perfect life with no struggles or problems, but He does desire to help us. That is why He sent the Holy Spirit to live in us when we accepted His gift of Salvation . He desires for us to have a deep relationship with Him so that we can be more like Him. He desires to talk to us, but you need to know how to hear Him. That comes when we grow in our relationship with Him.
When life delivers disappointment from others. Go boldly to the throne of God with confidence. He is waiting and wanting to pour His mercy and grace upon us and help us in our time of need.
In His Love, Crisi