Disappointments & Delays

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. (Luke 1:41)

John the Baptist recognized Jesus while they were both in the womb.

As an adult,  John the Baptist declared Jesus as Messiah and then baptized him in the Jordan River.  (Matthew 3:14)

Clearly, John knew Jesus in ways no one else has.

And yet, how could John’s faith become so shaken that he later questioned whether Jesus was really the Messiah? (Matthew 11:3)

The three elements that weakened John’s faith were fear, disappointment and isolation.

When John became stranded in prison: 

  • he was disappointed 
  • he was afraid
  • he was isolated

He became vulnerable to the enemy and began to doubt who God really is.

When we become disappointed or afraid in our situations, don’t we also find ourselves doubting God’s nature as our loving Heavenly Father?

Do we begin to doubt His ability and desire to heal our brokenness, mend our relationships, give us peace in the midst of troubling circumstances?

But, our feelings are not the facts. The facts are:

  • God loves you
  • God desires the best for you
  • God will never leave you nor forsake you

I will be vigilant today against isolation. God has not given me a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

I choose to place my disappointments & delays at the foot of the cross, and put my trust in Him as Savior and King of my Life.

As I read this devotion I felt it was worth sharing. As today’s devotion says, choose to place your disappointments and delays at the foot of the cross and remember, delays are not defeats.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!