Disappointment is a type of cloak that we wear. Disappointment in our careers, our financial status and in our future potential. Disappointment in others; our spouses, our families, our friends and worst of all, in ourselves. We tend to get out our big bag of cloaks and hold on tightly to our disappointment. Covering ourselves in our hurt and pain.
The worse the disappointment the heavier the cloak of despair. We wrap ourselves up tight in it, depending on that cloak for protection. If we hold it tightly enough together, nothing else will penetrate our cloak. We can stand still, holding our disappointment tightly together. We distance ourselves and think we’ve got it under control, but we don’t. We can keep our cloak on or we let it go. Jeremiah 32:27 NLT “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” We have to believe that disappointment and the hurt feelings do not have the market cornered. Our God is the God of the impossible. God can change our disappointment into joy. Everything, even this, is possible with God. Disappointment can become our hope in disguise. It all depends on our outlook. Our faith. Our trust in God. The impossible is always possible for God. We can have a change in heart, because of and with God’s help. First things first, let go of your cloak of disappointment. Pick up your hope. This is not a done in one day deal, yet with prayer, and hope our attitudes can change. You can get your joy back. When we remain hopeful, our disappointment cloak can be replaced with hope. Hope in the possibilities. Hope in the possibilities that are found when we let go and let God.