A lot of times disappointments come in our walk with the Lord. It may be that the Lord permitted them or they may be of our own making. I admit that sometimes I get my hopes up so high and then when they are dashed
I find myself getting in what is known in Pilgrims Progress as the Slough of Despondancy. I hate that place! If you aren't careful you will find yourself slipping deeper and deeper. Then you will start feeling sorry for yourself and wonder how you got there in the first place. ~ But, thank God, there is a way out!
When I look up ~ I find the Lord looking down and reaching out His Hand for me to take. He so lovingly gets us out of the muck and mire of despair and places us in a place where we can worship Him and depend on Him to show us the way. I wish I would learn the first time that it is not a good place to be. But every so often the Lord has to remind me that I am wondering out of the way.
I read somewhere this quote: Discouragement is to the soul what arsenic is to the body.. It kills. So when I find myself getting discouraged I try to dwell on the positive things in life. I also find myself quoting more scripture and like the Psalmist: Delight myself in the Lord. I glad I serve a God that knows we are human and is always ready to help us in our despair. Just putting these words down have already lifted my spirits.
When I write I do a lot of thinking and by the time I am through~ I am on a more positive note, thinking of what my God has done in the past and I anticipate what He is going to do. He is my Friend! I am so glad.
Song writer said: When I am sad, He makes me glad, He's my Friend.