This is how Unexpected Disappointments are Really Blessings in Disguise

You wanted that job promotion, but someone else got it. You wanted to get off work early to have time with your family but that last minute customer walked in five minutes before closing. You wanted that new car but don’t have the money saved to put down on it yet. You were a day late to put in an offer on your dream home. You really needed that product to sell so you can pay some bills that has been biting you from the inside out for a while now. Those bullies at school just won’t stop.

The list goes on and on. But you were disappointed. It hurt. It made you question God’s

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Disappointments make us question God and our ability to navigate life

motives for your life, and maybe even you got mad.

You just needed a break. An incentive. Some good news or opportunity in life to keep you going. But it doesn’t happen, you leave disappointed. It leaves you confused, questioning your ability to navigate life, make decisions and you think: “Why am I even alive?!”

Every single disappointment throttled at you forces you to look at God. People say we are in control of our destiny, that we make the decisions, that we walk the path we set for ourselves. But you look at your life and say: “This wasn’t me! I wanted to do better! I want to be better! This is not the path I wanted…

And then it happens.

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And then it happens: something forces you to look at your disappointments 

Something forces you to look at your disappointments. You’re late for work one morning because your toddler just won’t stop being difficult, and when you finally get to leave you realize on the way there was a fatal wreck. It could have been you, your child.

That job promotion you were desperate for? Yea, that one. The department folded, laying everyone off shortly after giving promotions. That could have been you.

Leaving work early to have some down time and that last minute customer walks in? Yea, that one. That person needed you. They needed help, a resolution, and you were the only bridge they had to keep their sanity.

That new car you didn’t have the down payment for? Well, they are now recalling them and due to engine problems have killed several consumers by now.

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Disappointments happen and years later, you look back and see they were really blessings in disguise, you just couldn’t see it then…

That dream home you missed out putting an offer on? The builder of that home is getting sued because they cut corners, so now the buyers are stuck in litigation and forced to deal with a badly built house.

Dealing with bullies? Want to give up and hide somewhere? Yea, God sees that too. He also sees where those type of people will end up, but he sees forging strengths in you to be a better person will matter years down the road when your own kids get bullied, or someone you know at work.

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God sees every path you are on in life, and he knows how to veer you to the right one that will be in your best interests. 

We cry during our disappointments, when in reality, God sees it as opportunities to give you something better, to keep you from something much worse. He sees the road you may be on as choices you made, but he can veer those choices to direct us to the right path and when that happens, we call them disappointments. We get frustrated at our circumstances and question God, when God is the one who sees it all.

He doesn’t want you to take a promotion where you will get laid off or be subject to hardships that is not in your best interests. He doesn’t want you to buy a bad home or car. He knows bullies, and he also knows every single thing you are subjected to in life will make you stronger to stand up for yourself and others and do the right thing.

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God has plans to prosper you, not to harm you. To give you a hope and a future. One day, those disappointments you have or are enduring will force you to look at God and say: “Thank you.”

Life is full of unexpected disappointments. They hurt. They make us angry and we question God. But God says: “For I know the plans I have for you. Declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

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This is What Really Happens When we Think God doesn’t Hear Us…

You got some bad news today. You’re looking at the next few years thinking, knowing there is no way you will ever get through this. People keep taking advantage of you, lying about you, hurting you. And they keep getting away with it for what seems like years and years. You just can’t seem to catch a break.

You have cried out to God for deliverance and Mercy, and pleaded with him over and over it seems about the same problem.

Yet…Nothing. There is nothing but silence from our creator. Then you question him, his motives for your life and why you were even born.

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You have cried out to God for deliverance & Mercy, yet Nothing…but he hears everything, and will take your hardships and turn them into blessings in disguise.

You feel nothing but desperation. Hopeless.

Hope is supposed to anchor the soul, yet hope deferred just weighs the soul down in a black pit from which there is no return. Or it seems that way for this moment.

Dear Friend let me tell you, if you took honest inventory the last few years of your life, could you say you had answered prayers? I bet you could. Image courtesy of Naypong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What about the unanswered ones? I bet there are many. God keeps tabs on them too. He keeps tabs on every single thing we go through, and then he uses those things to make us stronger.

We cry out to God in our desperate needs and hopeless situations, when God sees everything we are going to be put through from others. He knows that person or people are scheming, intending you harm.

He also sees that what you are being put through will have an ultimate purpose. He takes every single hardship thrust on us painfully, and weaves blessings in disguise. He knows we live in a fallen world where life is hard at times, and he sees every hardship coming our way.

He also prepares to turn hardships into lessons, strength, honor and glory.

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We wonder if God is listening, when in reality he is working on delivering us in his timing

We serve an awesome God that loves us so much, when he sees hard times coming our way he immediately works on a master plan to teach and mold us for a greater purpose.

So you may be suffering now, I am too. Everyone does. This is life, and life is fraught with unending persecutions, uncertainties and catastrophic pain. There is nothing too hard for God to save, nothing too drastic for him to stop the pain.  Image courtesy of tuelekza at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

You may have unanswered prayers now, but never think God doesn’t hear your pleas for help and provision. He hears everything, and he is right now working on a master plan for your life, even when you think he is silent.