When I heard these words, I sat down and wept.
Selwyn Hughes writes, "The first thing we should learn about disappointment is this - it's OK to feel it. The worst possible thing we can do with any problem that arises in our lives is to refuse to face it and feel it. Yet this is a typical response made by many Christians to life's problems." Very rarely do we hear sermons that are honest about failure, disappointment and struggle. But we all have to deal with it at various times and we need to hear truth when it comes to our difficult faith experiences.
Yesterday I came upon this encouraging talk by Kathryn Scott of Causeway Coast Vineyard. Kathryn is a worship leader and she belongs to a church that is well known for its amazing healing ministry and yet she is painfully honest about times she has stepped out in obedience only to find that God didn't seem to do what He had promised. She shares that it is vital to take hold of these disappointments and deal with them properly to prevent a wall growing between us and the Father, and so that we can keep moving towards Him and not away from Him. God wants to reach out to us and ask us to lay our disappointments down so they don't grow into doubt and unbelief.