For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

Disappointment is something that is unfortunately unavoidable in life. It happens to the best of us. It can cause depression and pain. However, we dont have to allow it to cripple us. Too often something doesn’t go as planned and sends a negative ripple through our day and plans. We often end up disappointed and in a funk because of it. Being human means that we can’t control everything and therefore, bad days and let downs will happen. On any given day our spouses, our kids, our friends, and family will disappoint us. We won’t get promotions or the new job we’ve been stalking for months. Our car will break down on the way to an important meeting and the guy we’ve been crushing on will turn out to be nothing like the person he presented himself as. Disappointment happens, but it doesn’t have to overtake our day or lives. We have the ability to overcome it. We have to learn to smile and move beyond the disappointment in our lives.

We can’t guarantee that we will ever live a life free of disappointment, but we can promise ourselves that we won’t allow disappoint to get the best of us. Whenever we are facing disappointment we must find something to look forward to and smile any way. I encourage everyone this week to stop allowing disappointments to bind them in depression, unhappiness, or stress. Remember that with each disappointment comes an oppurtunity to discover something amazing and new.

 “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.”
                                             ― Unknown

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