Girls Night In

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Disappointment

on April 14, 2015

“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.  Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of Him.”

 She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.                                                                                                                                                  ~1 Samuel 1:15-18

Have you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it? I know. Silly question. We’ve all had those things that are good and noble, but that, for one reason or another, God doesn’t have them in His plans. Yeah, this is a blog for single women who have never been married, but that’s not really what I’m talking about today.

Recently, I’ve had several things I really wanted. I’ve worked for them and put myself out there for them. And, for whatever reason, God has chosen not to give them to me.

Disappointment is a word that romps through my life right now.

I’ve always loved the story of Hannah because she kept right on trusting the Lord. She kept believing even when it didn’t seem possible. Today as I deal with the disappointment of not getting what I wanted, I’m encouraged by Hannah once again.

My desire is to respond as she did. I pray to find favor in the Lord’s eyes, and I work on carrying on without a downcast face.

 

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2 responses to “Disappointment

  1. nosyjosie says:

    Good for you! Trust Him as He did not make you without a plan. Its our human nature, our flesh, that always wants to know it all. But sometimes you have to just enjoy the ride and wait for God’s surprises 🙂

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