Many people I love have suffered deep, crippling disappointments in life. I have too.
Disappointment makes us feel like road kill on the side of the highway. It leaves a scent that calls to the vultures of the spiritual world. They nip at faith. They feast on doubts. They rip. They lie. But these spiritual vultures will quickly take flight when the disappointed sit up and show life.
Heed this warning y’all. Don’t linger in despair. Don’t find comfort in misery. Yes, life takes its turns. It surprises. It horrifies. It doesn’t quite turn out the way you envision. But God promises that that the life He gives you will be full. He promises peace. How? Through prayers. Through THANKSGIVING. When we are fighting off those vultures, it’s hard to focus on anything but self preservation. Thanksgiving helps you to see God. You have to purposely thank Him for your blessings in order to receive peace. Scripture says so.
And that’s what we need… a guarded heart while we live. And let’s LIVE y’all!
Watch my video about the time we were disappointed with the loss of a job.
Pictures: + My small next door neighbor was outside all day celebrating his third birthday and playing with his new airplane. ++ Taken from the car window in New Mexico on a road trip.
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