Disappointment – His AppointmentBy Edith Lillian Young

“Disappointment–His appointment,”Change one letter, then I seeThat the thwarting of my purposeIs God’s better choice for me.His appointment must be blessing,Though it may come in disguise,For the end from the beginningOpen to His wisdom lies.

“Disappointment — His appointment,”Whose? The Lord’s, Who loves me bestUnderstands and knows me fully,Who my faith and love would test:For, like loving earthly parent,He rejoices when He knowsThat His child accepts, unquestioned,All that from His wisdom flows.

“Disappointment — His appointment,”“No good thing will He withhold,”From denials oft we gatherTreasures of His love untold.Well He knows each broken purposeLeads to fuller, deeper trust,And the end of all His dealingsProves our God is wise and just.

Still disappointed, here’s more:

Disappointment defined: When expectations fail to be met, producing anger, frustration, sadness and discouragement. (Webster)

Welcome to life; disappointment guaranteed!

“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” (Eliza Tabor)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.” (Sir Boyle Roche)

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

“Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?” (Tryon Edwards)

“Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” (Les Brown)

Disappointment doesn’t cancel your assignment – or God’s presence. Do what He sent you to do.

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