Monday, July 13, 2009

Disappointment--100 Words


I’ve experienced it. Caused it. Lived it. Suffered through it. Wished it would flee. And, I’ve struggled to understand it.


Never a friend. Always an enemy. Sadly at times—a constant companion.

Lately, I’ve spent time trying to understand disappointment—since it has set up resident in our family—after forced furloughs, blind-sided termination, health issues, disappointment was expected, just not welcomed.

Yet, it’s here.

Now what?

If only the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., could bring solace: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

True hope comes from Jesus Christ. Come quickly Lord Jesus.


  1. Wish I had an answer for it all Steve. Disappointment seems to dog our tracks and take up residence. My mother-in-law used to say, "this too shall pass." Frankly I despise that saying. I only know one thing really: the One who knows the end. My prayers are with you all (as you know).

  2. I'm probably the last person you want to hear from on this, and this is probably the last thing you want to hear about it. But you do know you aliens don't have to wait for heaven, right? Isn't this one of those moments when you can almost hear your God saying "now that I've got your attention" What? Want my hell on earth? I'm more than happy to trade. (grin)

  3. Steve: Still praying. Hoping. Encouraging. Hugging. Excellent post and very well written. No wonder you've been an editor. You have a gift. Maybe you should use it more. Book?


  4. Bill...thanks my Internet friend! are always welcomed here...

    Heidi...thanks! As far the book...that's another 100 words...

  5. Dude,

    I feel your pain. In fact I believe there are a lot of people feeling that pain. Doesn't make it easier but it is reality

  6. Just stopping by to tell ya I miss your blogging!

    Disappointment....sorry to hear it! I pray there are some great positives coming your way soon!


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