There’s Joy in the Midst of Disappointment
Hearing my kids laugh these days brings me unspeakable joy. Playing a video game together or alone, watching Vine videos or laughing at each other, are the things that make my kids Laugh Out Loud. Actually, Roll on the Floor Laughing.
Focus on the Good
Who doesn’t enjoy hearing their children laugh? Of course we all enjoy hearing them laugh, but sometimes I tend to take those things for granted. I take many things for granted. Many. MANY. But when you get a whack upside the head with life’s disappointments, you begin to draw from the unspeakable joys in your life. You know those things we take for granted and don’t speak of? Yeah, that. Sounds a bit cliche, but what better way, to not focus on all that’s going wrong in our life and to focus on the good God is allowing us to experience in the those times of disappointment.
Draw Close to God & Relearn
These past few years, my life has taken some twists and turns that I didn’t expect and I surely didn’t see them coming. After I balled my eyes out, felt sorry for myself, nearly broke into pieces…. well, I think I did break into pieces. Tiny bits and pieces. I had to draw closer to the One that knows me and loves me more than my difficulties, than my circumstances, than my let downs and broken dreams. I had to seek God to relearn His will and purpose for my life. Yep, I had to relearn. Sometimes you can get knocked down so hard that you’ll forget your own name. Forget your purpose. Forget everything God has pulled you out of and know that He’s able to do it again. And He will.
After recognizing that there’s joy in the midst of disappointment when we focus on the good that is continuing to take place in our life. Drawing closer to God will help give us the direction we need in this season. This will allow us to see the vision God is trying to show or restore in us and what he’s trying to teach us. There’s always something to learn and we need to continue to learn from the true Teacher. He loves us and wants us to know the will He has for our life. Let Him show us in the thick of our disappointments.