Posted by: peebles | May 24, 2011

Psalm 22:5 (NIV) ~ They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

There is a word which has its true meaning steeped in Scottish folk law. It is the word “gutted” which means to be bitterly disappointed, utterly scunnered. Have you ever been there? A place where you have had such high hopes for something only to be let down or disappointed?

In 1919, a song was written by, James Kendis, James Brockman and Nat Vincent, who all had separate contracts with publishers that led them to conflate their names into Jaan Kenbrovin for credit on “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”.

I’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air.

They fly so high, Nearly reach the sky,

Then like my dreams, they fade and die.

Have you ever felt as if your high expectations, your dreams, have been shattered? The Bible says in Matthew 11:28 to 29 (NIV), “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Let Jesus take away your disappointments; let Him have your broken dreams. Bring them all to Jesus; let Him heal your heart. Let Him be your refuge, let Him take from you the seething pain of disappointment and replace it with a new hope in Him. For those whose who put their trust in the LORD, those whose hope is in Him, will never be disappointed!

The Bible tells the story of King David in the cave of Adullam. The account tells us that all those who were in distress or in debt or discontented were there. It was a place where those who were disappointed would be found. Yet, David found a way out; he turned a negative into a positive. In these situations, David found strength in the LORD his God and David encouraged himself in the Lord. He remembered the promises of God and he built himself up in the most holy faith by praying to the Lord.

My friend, at times we all face disappointment in one way or the other. Yet, when we make the LORD our refuge, when we trust in Him, we will not be disappointed, as our text from today says in Psalm 22:5 (NIV), “They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.” When you do feel disappointed build yourself up in the most holy faith and encouraged yourself in the Lord. Never lose sight that God can turn things around for you and turn your negative into a positive, and your defeat into an overwhelming, glorious victory.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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