There is no getting around it; life is full of disappointments!
The future as it passes seldom looks like we imagined!
Without utter faith in God, hope is a lost cause!
Disappointment can be as minor as unwanted weather
and as major as life and death matters!
and happiness (often full of holes)
and little time-outs (often when we least want them)
This is one of my battle-songs
when things come along
I cannot understand
The first line is
'Here's my heart, Lord, Speak what is true'
We cannot however, hear what is true unless we
turn to His Word and hide it
in our hearts so we do not sin against Him,
as we surrender personal opinion and interpretation to
Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.
Disappointment does not cater to the hopes and dreams of we
Weathering, in spite of wishes, the brunt of reality
What a fete of faith and labour paves the street from here to where
We shake off the dust of trusting and take off the yoke of prayer
We are not equipped to carry more than one day at a time
Worry drains us of The Very Present Help we need to climb
Where no one can build a barrack that can thwart life’s suffering
But where faith always has access to the Shelter of God’s Wing
And to put on the full armour that will fit us for the fight
On an altar of surrender to the One who paid sin’s price
Disappointment is most often the unwanted catalyst
God allows in hopes to soften hearts and rebellion’s clenched fist
What a fete of hard-fought yielding to the higher, perfect ways
As we learn to trust the Giver and the keeper of our days
© Janet Martin
The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.