For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Romans 10:11
I had a job in Honolulu for a few hours last Thursday. I have felt an ocean breeze on my face for two years, and it was quite exciting to imagine myself living on a rented sailboat in the marina during my contract. I had filled out the license paperwork on New Year’s Eve. I checked it twice, and would soon be ready to accept a Hawaii assignment.
By the time last Friday rolled around, however, the facility had contacted the board and realized there was additional paperwork that needed to be completed. I would need to print, fill and mail verification forms to each state I’m licensed in. They must fill them out and mail them to Hawaii for processing which is expected to take five more weeks. What I had, instead of a contract, was a dream of a contract and a pile of paperwork to fill out.
Disappointment comes when we don’t get what we expect or when something unpleasant happens that we don’t expect. Unfortunately, life is full of the unexpected and is, therefore, often full of disappointment. Thankfully, there’s good news.
God is always who He says He is, and we can expect Him to do what He says He will do. He will never disappoint us.
Life can be hard, that’s just a fact. Sometimes we’re expecting to pack summer cloths for a contract in tropical Hawaii, and we end up in the frozen northland. But God is still God. We can choose to wallow in our disappointment, or we can believe in the One who never disappoints. And have some fun along the way.