When you disappoint …

I follow this blog; it’s called: A Holy Experience.  It’s great.  She is a great writer.  But even greater … God.  … How He works things.  How He encourages and continues to speak His Truth to me; all the time.

I was in prayer this morning with my husband.  As I spoke honest words to my Lord about how I don’t like letting people down and being wrong and disappointing others …

tears came forth …

flowing gently down my face like a slow steady stream.  I couldn’t stop them.  His grace wrapped me around with my husbands arms.  Just covering me and loving me and accepting my honesty before Him.

This afternoon I read today’s Holy Experience blog post and it hit the heart of what I was praying about.  It hit hard … a wave of encouragement and grace and truth from the mouth of Ann Voskamp’s post.  Here is what she said regarding disappointing:

God appoints people who do disappoint – to point to a God who never disappoints.

I’m the one breaking open…

Appointed to be this mama to these children, this wife to that husband, this daughter, this sister, this church member — appointed to this work, to this home, to this marriage, to this relationship, and it’s not about disappointing as much as Who am I pointing to, Who am I turned to and reaching for and seeking after and walking all of my life towards.

I say it again so my heart can find grace’s beat:

God appoints people who do disappoint – to point to a God who never disappoints.

I don’t get it right – but my words and my actions and my heart can exalt the One Who is Right.


The point: Yes.  I’m going to disappoint.  Often.  And a lot.  No I don’t like it, but that doesn’t really matter.  What matters is that when I disappoint, I point hard and fast to the ONE who does not disappoint.  Whether it be speaking that truth to myself or my children or my husband or friends; it’s the gospel and it is good and it will NEVER disappoint.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. ginicraven
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 16:58:06

    so very true-AMEN


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