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How do I get through the disappointment?

2018-04-03 09:35
Pastor’s letter (717) April 1 st , 2018

How do I get through the disappointment?

We experience that my life doesn’t go as I expected and planed. Experiencing that disappointing results,
pain from dreams fall, and incident which plans are broken. So we should be able to afford
disappointment. Some of those who have experienced disappointment and frustration are ruined their life
as emotional disabilities throughout their lives. The one who loved me and gave me life, Jesus is with me.
He will raise me up again.

A 25 year- old Irish young man was hurt by his beloved fiancée drowning the day before his wedding. He
could not overcome his sadness and fell into the depths of despair. Due to his friends and others’
suggestion, he leaves the painful place and moves to Hope Harbor, Canada. But before he settle there, he
hear that his mother at back in hometown is waiting to die from serious illness. He was greatly depressed.
He really wanted to die. There were nothing goes well. He felt that all the misfortune of the world were
blowing to him like a tornado at once. In this sorrow, he knee down to God. He pray for his mother. But
then something amazing happens. He experience the amazing comfort and peace of God in his deeply
depressed heart. The soul was to be restored. When his spirit recovered, he came up with the inspiration.
He write it down and send that to his mother. The content says, “Have we trials and temptations? We
should never be discouraged. Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful? Who will all
our sorrows share?” In the end, his letter will be in the hymn (what a Friend we have in Jesus, Joseph

There is a person who had to experience disappointment every day in a dark age. It would have been
painful for Jeremiah to reprove the idolatry, sexual corruption, stubborn mind and urge repentance to the
nation. Eventually, he was alienated for the people and persecuted. The day with tears lasted for 40 years.
The God who called Jeremiah did not say to him that he would be prosperous if he do what God wanted
him to do. God said “you speak my words and also expect disappointment.” He also informed him in
advance of the conclusion that they will not come back even if you cry out. He have informed him in
advance of the fruit of the ministry, the misery of the result. Eventually, Jerusalem would perish (Jer. 52).
Then why did Jeremiah go this disappointment path? Though it is a thorny road that walks in a cold
reality, there was a promise that God will be with him. “Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and
will rescue you, declares the LORD.” (Jer. 1:8)

Jeremiah believes in God’s love even in a circumstance where life is disappointing and invisible love. He
have a desire that God’s plan will be good and will someday be fulfilled. So he pray that heal his broken
heart. “Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” (Jer.
17:14). Just as He raised Jesus from the dead, and He healed Jeremiah, He will restore us.