The Answer to Life’s Disappointments

As I opened my tablet to read the Word yesterday morning, the daily verse on the YouVersion home page was James 4:10, “Humble yourself in  the presence of the Lord and He will exalt you.”  After mulling over a major disappointment from Tuesday, this passage quietly said to me, “Here’s the response to your disappointment” (and to all disappointments and discouragements).  As Tony Evans puts it in his comments about this passage, “James is not saying that God will exalt you to some high position in society. He is saying that God will exalt you above your problem, above that which is keeping you down and making you a spiritual POW.”

Are your disappointments in life making you a spiritual POW? Simply turn over to God whatever has you disappointed; turn the focus of your heart to Him and not yourself (James 4:10); let God be your expectation (Psalm 62:5); and accept the truth that God has a better plan (Proverbs 3:5-8).