disappointment or discouragement?

dis·ap·point·ment (d s -point m nt) – (noun)
the feeling of dissatisfaction that results when strongly held expectations are not met

dis·cour·age·ment (d -skûr j-m nt) – (noun)
the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

Disappointments are inevitable – they touch all of our lives. Unfortunately, life is not like BK… we can’t always have it our way. People let us down, things fall through, opportunities might not work out as we intended. However, discouragement sets in when we allow life’s disappointments to make us unmotivated, hopeless and unenthusiastic. Discouragement leads us to question ourselves and to question our faith. Realize that disappointments are going to happen in life but discouragement is a choice. Trusting in God and his faithfulness is the best feeling – knowing that he will never disappoint. Remember that all things in life work together for good to them that love God (Romans 8:28). Sometimes we might not understand why things don’t work out or simply why things are the way that they are but rest assured that you can trust in the Lord & that he’s got your back.

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all of your ways and He will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

We might not always understand, but God does
J Don’t get discouraged when things don’t seem to be going your way, choose to trust in the Lord. He knows what He’s doing and it all will work out in the end. Watch and see! J

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