Disappointment is hard to deal with no matter what the source is. It makes our heart hurt and brings feelings of defeat. Harder yet is watching your child suffer disappointment and knowing that there is nothing you can do to take away their hurt and pain. Long gone are the days when a hug or a kiss on their “boo boo” would fix everything. All you are able to do for them now is listen and pray, but, praying is the MOST you can do for your child. As much as you think you love them, Papa God always loves them more.
If only you could explain that where they are right now is not where they will stay. Neither is it the end of the world, though it may feel like it for a while. If only they could know that their feelings of disappointment in themselves or their circumstances does not reflect what other people feel about them or see.
I have prayed so many prayers over each of my kids. I pray that they wouldn’t hear the tormenting voice of the enemy or even of their own thoughts, but rather that their mind and thoughts would be flooded with the sweet sound of Papa God’s voice telling them what He thinks about them and what He sees in them. I pray that they would be able to see His plans for them. Sometimes what we see as disappointment is God’s plan of protecting us against things that we cannot see. And while we are feeling the frustration over not being able to accomplish our plans, Papa God is already there preparing new ones…better ones that could only come by letting go of the previous.
Scripture says that: Unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24