david santistevan

worship.leadership

When disappointment strikes

What is your natural response when disappointment strikes? When things go wrong? To put it bluntly, when life is pretty much crap? Depression. Disillusionment. Feelings of abandonment. Ponder a few Psalms with me:

“If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction” (Psalm 119:92).

“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight” (Psalm 119:143).

“His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” (Psalm 147:10-11).

I love how the word ‘delight’ jumps out of these verses. I know when you are in the middle of a difficult, prolonged struggle, this seems impossible to do. But I think it’s the most important action. Let your delight be so rooted in the Scriptures so that when disappointment comes, your true joy and true life remains. The Word of God is enduring. Jesus Christ is faithful. He cannot let you down.

And as Psalm 147 reminds us, God’s delight is not in our human strength, talent, or ingenuity. He delights in those who simply fear him and hope in his love.

Be strengthened today,

David

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July 24, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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