Someone Is Disappointed In Me

Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.  Psalm 142:4-5

If I do something wrong and disappoint someone close to me, perhaps I can make it up to them.  The cost may be personally expensive but maybe I can erase the disappointment and create a better memory within the relationship.  But what of the times I am a disappointment?  When the cause does not lie within me but within their expectations of me?  Can I possibly heal from such unfair rejection and resulting pressure?  Perhaps ~

  • I am the wrong gender.  My parents wanted a boy.
  • My parents didn’t want children.  I exist – therefore I disappoint.
  • I have the wrong gifts.  I’m in one profession but my parents wanted me to pursue another.
  • I am too emotional.  My parents are rational and don’t understand me.
  • I am an obstacle.  My birth stood in the way of a parent’s career.

I reason that if the people I’ve always looked up to reject me, then I must be the problem, right?  When I am the object of someone’s disappointment, it’s crippling until Jesus offers me a way of escape. The only cure is to be the object of God’s desire.  He says, “I want you.  I love you.  Be mine.  I accept you and celebrate you.  You are unique and have a purpose in my kingdom that no one else can fulfill.”

Inspirational-Bible-passages-and-quotes-on-strengthThat heals the wounds of disappointment.  Consider this C.S. Lewis quote.  “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”  On this day, ask God to show you in some way that you are the object of His deep desire.  No one is left out – not on any day.  Beautiful love declarations in scripture are yours today to bask in.

You create out of wisdom, purity, and holiness.  Whatever Your hand fashions, You call ‘good’.  I am Your creation.  If You didn’t want me, You wouldn’t have made me.  I declare today that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, loved by You.  Amen

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