Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. (Habakkuk 3:17-18)
All of us become disappointed when we have a plan that fails, a hope that does not materialize, a goal that is unreached. When things like that happen, for a certain period of time we experience a letdown, one that can lead to depression if it is not handled properly.
That’s when you have to make the decision to adapt and adjust, to take a new approach, to just keep going despite your feelings. That’s when you must remember that you have the Greater One residing within you, so that no matter what may happen to frustrate you, or how long it may take for your dreams and goals to become reality, you are not going to give up and quit just because of your emotions. That is when you must remember what God once told me in just such a moment: “When you get disappointed, you can always make the decision to get reappointed!”
Disappointment often leads to discouragement, which is even more of a “downer.” How disappointing and discouraging it is to see the things we love senselessly destroyed by others or, even worse, by our own neglect or failure.
Regardless of how it may happen or who may be responsible, it is hard to go on when everything we have counted on falls down around us. That’s when those of us who have the creative power of the Holy Spirit on the inside can get a new vision, a new direction, and a new goal to help us overcome the downward pull of disappointment, discouragement, and destruction.
Taken from the book New Day, New You by Joyce Meyers