As Christians, we have a unique perspective that can help us navigate the challenges of disappointment and find hope in the midst of it all. In this blog, we will explore how we can face disappointment from a Christian standpoint, using biblical insights, and practical guidance to help you overcome disappointment and find renewed hope in God.
For the last several months, actually year and a half, joy is not something I would say has been a benchmark in my life or the life of my family. At least, by the world’s standard, “joy” has eluded us. The world’s definition of joy equates, really, to happiness. In fact, the Miriam-Webster dictionary defines it this way, “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.” I know as a Christian that happiness in this life is not my end goal, but even for Christians I think we can still get caught up in measuring our “joy” by how happy we are. Then, we may even begin to assess our walk with God, by our degree of happiness. If we are not happy, our walk must be off. Am I alone here?
I ran into a friend recently and we got to discussing the topic of fear as it related to a decision she was trying to make. This is a subject that I believe I’ve earned a PhD or some extremely high honors in! I once lived as though I was mastering the art of letting fear dictate my life decisions. This is still an ongoing struggle for me, one that I am now working to conquer and not submit to, but I want to share some things I have learned about the ever familiar nuisance of FEAR.
We often pray “Lord, let Your will be done.” As Christian women, when making life decisions or in pursuing our dreams we want to make sure that it’s His will that prevails.
But with all life’s possibilities and options, how can we really know what’s God’s will and what’s not?
If you are in the midst of making decisions and you are seeking God’s will, here are some things to think about...