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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.