I read this quote today by Ann Voskamp:
“God appoints people who do disappoint – to point to a God who never disappoints.”
Who of us has not been disappointed by those we thought would always stand by us? And who of us has not disappointed others? Yet I do not think I have ever thought in terms that they were appointed to disappoint. Since reading this quote, I have not been able to stop thinking about it.
The statement is so true. There has not been a time in my life when disappointed by a person that I have not turned to God. In my hurt & woundedness, there was no other place for me to go but to God. Why? Because He & He alone will never disappoint me. He will never let me down.
I think the psalmist, David, expressed is so beautifully…
4 In you our fathers put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
5 They cried to you and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
(Psalm 22: 4, 5 NIV)
We need to let those who have disappointed us, off the hook. Seriously. And quite frankly, I want to be let off the hook. I want to be forgiven for disappointing my friends & family. Can it be that disappointment is a gift that is disguised? Perhaps in disappointing us, they have done exactly what God called them to do –
They pointed us to Him. And He will never disappoint.