Psalms 62:5-6 (amp)
My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.
He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.
When our hope and expectations are directed toward anything or anyone other than God we set ourselves up to be ensnared by that ancient trap of offence.
Disappointment is defined as a feeling of sadness or frustration because something was not as good, attractive, or satisfactory as expected, or because something hoped for did not happen.
Disappointment is a precursor and bait for the deadlier dagger of offence. It’s the crack in the door that allows the seed of offence to flow in unchallenged. Once the seed of offence is planted by your enemy it begins to germinate and as it is reinforced by self-pity and an array of other feelings it grows into a horrid monster.
Have you ever been disappointed because somebody didn’t do something you thought they would do or should do? You assumed they had you on their mind or that they had your best interest in mind but come to find out they didn’t. You thought they would help you or at least ask if they could but your expectation was soon shattered by their lack of interest.
We sometimes become our own worst enemy when we open ourselves up to needless heart ache because we did not heed to the word of instruction God has given us.
Jeremiah 17:5-7 (amp)
Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.
For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.
[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.
Put your trust in God, He will never fail you!