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13 Bible Verses to Overcome Disappointment

13 Scripture Bible Verses to overcome disappointment - The words and truths of the Lord God and Jesus Christ from scripture will comfort your heart when you are disappointed, bringing faith, hope, and strength into your spirit. Everyone experiences disappointment in life and these Bible verses will help you to heal.

I am not a born optimist, but then, I don’t think anyone really is.

Despite appearances, I do not naturally see the good in people or in situations. My heart hides snarky cynicism and crushing depression, fragile insecurity and paralyzing anxiety. I have to work (harder than you think) at being pleasant and cheerful and uplifting.

I fail.

It is 12:52 am.

I am alone in a dark, quiet house. Isn’t this every mothers’ dream? Peace and quiet and time for reflection?

The rest of my family is enjoying a planned weekend away. I, too, had weekend plans, cancelled against my wishes at the last minute.

My heart is so heavy, burdened with the loss of encouragement and refreshment and friendship the weekend promised.

My limbs should be splayed out in the middle of my empty bed, and I should be deep in sleep.

About ten minutes ago, words I read in a Skype chat almost three weeks ago jolted me awake. My eyes flung open, and I jumped out of bed.

You should write about dealing with disappointment, she typed.

I can’t, I argued. There are too many disappointments in my life right now (little did I know what was on the horizon!). It’s just too close to home.

I don’t remember what she said next, whether it was something like That’s why you should write about it, or Do it when you’re ready, or maybe nothing at all. I hadn’t thought about the conversation another second until it woke me up in the middle of the night.

Disappointment (noun): the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the defeat of one’s hopes or expectations

The disappointments in my life have been many.

The selfish, immature part of me wants to lay them all out before you, as if your kindness and pity would make them go away.  They won’t.

Our disappointments are different, yours and mine, but we both have them. Yours are as real and crushing and painful to you as mine are to me, and they linger, needling our hearts, despite our best intentions to leave them behind.

13 Bible Verses & 6 Steps to Overcome Disappointment

  1. Believe in God’s plan. Our God is a miracle worker. He can part waters, move boulders, heal the dead (not just the sick, remember, the dead), save, destroy, bless, and curse. He can do anything, everything, things beyond our comprehension.

    “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” –Isaiah 55:8-9

    When I say you have to believe, I mean you have to believe that God has got this thing in His hands. He is looking out for you. He is working out a plan that is bigger than you, and you are going to be better for it in the end.

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11

    Sometimes, it takes a painful disappointment to teach us a skill or strengthen our faith or to put us in the right place at the right time. We don’t know His ways or His thoughts. We just have to believe in His promise.

  2. Grieve. Things have not gone the way you wanted. Your hopes and expectations have been defeated. You need to spend some quiet time being sad, mourning the way you thought things would be.

    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18

    Cry. Exercise. Read. Do whatever it is that releases the sadness, the disappointment, the defeat.
    And then, eventually, you have to stop grieving and move on.

    Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. -Psalm 30:5

    Disappointment is not meant to define you, my friend. It is not meant to hold you hostage or weigh you down into the mire of depression. Don’t give it that power.

  3. Pray. You had to know this was coming, right? Spend some time talking to your Heavenly Father. Tell Him your heartache. Tell Him about the plans you had and ask Him to show you why He’s taken them away. I promise you that He has good in this for you, and it’s okay to ask Him what that good is.

    And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

    Talk to Him like you’d talk to your best friend. Your prayer doesn’t have to be pretty or sound like one at your church. It just has to be honest and come from your heart.

    Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. -Psalm 55:22

    You, my friend, are the godly. You are chasing after God, trying to do the right thing, seeking a better understanding of Him. Aren’t you? He’s talking about you.

    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7

  4. Listen and wait. Big things happen when we pray. Sometimes, they are blessings beyond our expectations.

    But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. -Matthew 6:6

    Sometimes they happen right away, but usually they happen later when we least expect them. Keep waiting. You’ll know when your prayer has been answered.

    Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. -Psalms 27:14

  5. Search for the good. This is a miserable time to try to be thankful. I don’t know about you, but all I want to do is wallow in self pity of my dreams deferred (or dreams lost). This is the time when it’s hardest – and most important – to find the good, grab onto it with both hands, and celebrate it. You need to.

    This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24

    In beginning this post in the middle of the night, I came to understand that it wouldn’t have happened if my plans had worked out. I wouldn’t have been sleeping fitfully. I wouldn’t have jumped out of bed to write these words. It was God’s plan for me to write these words. (It has been an incredibly soothing and cathartic process). It is also His plan for you to be reading them right now. I am thankful that He chose me.

    Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19b-20

  6. Believe in yourself. You too are part of God’s great plan. He is preparing you to do His work right now, even in this time of disappointment. No matter what burden comes, know that He will help you stand underneath it, carry it up the hill, and triumph over it in the end.*

    Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:28-31

    God believes in you. You may not feel equipped to handle this on your own, but He’ll give you what you need to get through it.

    For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13

*The triumph doesn’t always happen when we think it should. Sometimes, we only triumph over our struggles as we leave this broken world. A conversation I had with my pastor illustrates this point:

“Tara, God will heal her.”

“I just don’t know that He will. She is so sick. She hardly gets out of bed.”

“He is going to heal her. He might heal her body now, or He might heal her soul in heaven, but you can trust Him to heal her.”

Wow. The simplicity and immensity of that statement left me with many tears but complete peace. We can trust Him to defeat our disappointment, no matter what it is.

Download these Bible verses on overcoming disappointment in a convenient black and white printable below. You can work on memorizing and meditating on them, one at a time.

If you need help with a system for memorizing verses, check out this post on our family’s memorization habit.

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264 thoughts on “13 Bible Verses to Overcome Disappointment”

  1. I just stopped and prayed for you after reading this. These verses are wonderful. I know when I went through my struggle with my mom being ill, the verse about the mustard seed, came to my mind a lot. As well as the one about listening and obeying your parents as my mom and I had very different views on how much I should care for her in her illness, I saw her refusing my help as hurtful but God showed me it was her way of expressing love for me.

    • I too struggled with healing my mom as she declined. Right up to the end she was stoic and proud. I couldn’t help her but I tried my best. I was not reading scripture or praying much at the time and ultimately her death left me full of fear and doubt instead of feeling comfort that she is now at peace with the Lord.

    • I’m happy to get the opportunity to write here. I’ve been wanting to do the work of God but currently almost 85% of churches here are family churches and it’s very difficult to be under this pastors. All i want is someone to be with and learn more of God and do His work

      • Wow I think we think a like keep it going im in a church were i feel like I need more i feel like I have reached as far as I am going to go at this church

        • Hello, Eddie. The mistake we make most often is that we expect a human (Pastor) to give us the relationship we desperately desire in God. The Pastor can only direct us as sheep, and cause a hunger for God. They should train us in the basics of the relationship, but rarely in all my years of serving the Lord have I ever seen it. It is my reaching out to God in my personal time with Him that causes the growth and the hunger for more.

      • My disappointments are me and my child dad breaking up and all I plans being cancelled but I been still holding on and trying my best to believe that we will get back together. Your encouraging words and the things that my pastor and church members have said and prayed is helping me hold on. I never talked this much to God or prayed as much as I have until I lost that person. I have read through your encouraging words at least three or four times because it helps me get through the day so thank you so much.

        • Wow, I am going through the same thing with my ex husband. I made the mistake of making a choice to divorce him and now I regret it. I felt like he didn’t deserve me because 90% was my fault. So I made that decision to release him. Now God is in the process of changing me and hopefully my husband. Yes I said my husband because I am believing God and His promises to me. I pray he wants me back as well. Forgetting the past is not easy. Presently as one of my healing balms, the Lord is calling me to write a book which is called “Your Past Is Just A Story”. He is healing me through every letter I’ve have typed so far. God has been so good to me. Thank you Lord for the change in me.
          The verse I am encourage from is Psalms 55:22 and Romans 8:28 which are my favorite in this season of my life. Thanks Tara

          • I’ve been in this place for some time now. my finances are a mess, my marriage is a mess, and my overall relationship with others is very distant. I feel like the dissappointment to all i encounter. i cant seem to move from this place and what hurts is I feel very alone and misunderstood. Pls keep me in ur prayers.

        • Mariah keep reading the bible and keep in your heart when somebody leaves your life it’s because god has a better plan for you never count on man read acts 5:29 always rely on the lord he will never forsake you AMEN

      • Tara husband of 42yrs passed 1 day after my birthday at home from throat, lung and spinal cancer.He was hospice pt.He wanted to be close to me and others that he loved.We had very few family that lived where we live.But those that did live close were very helpful during his final days for him and me.I still thank God for help.But it seems when my oldest anddoesn’t only daughterI I was able to come here to give me moral support and fromanything else she could is when family that was giving much needed support cut all ties with me. To someone that doesnr’t know me it would appear that I was only interested for finances only . I am mother of 5 adult children. I never turned my back on them.y electric has been turned off. salvation army has helped me. 2 teenage grandsons hatve been going thru their on struggles.Have been praying and asking God why this is happening. I feel like am a abomination to our God with them turning their backs on me.I hope you get this post.

        • Janet I am praying for you. I’m sorry for what you are experiencing. Stay strong. Someday God will reveal to us all why we had to endure these trials. One thing I do know is that Jesus is our lifeline. Never let go of Him. I love Psalm 91. It ALWAYS encourages me. Reading the psalms aloud is great medicine for our aching souls. It was no accident that I found this blog tonight while seeking encouragement for my own grief but I found relief in encouraging you. You are not alone. We are not alone. Find someone to encourage even if it is someone you don’t know. Whatever you need, give that to someone else. God has the most awesome way of causing that gift to fill us. My prayer for you is that you will feel the mighty arms of Jesus holding you close to Him. He loves us too much to let us go. Much love and courage to you friend.

          • Thank you Tara for listening to that wee small voice in the middle of the night. That wee voice led you to write us who feel let down and discouraged today. So I too have something to say to encourage Janet and myself. When my husband drowned, I felt like God had abandoned me. I had lost my job a few months before and then with the death of my husband, finances and an illness in the family forced me to consider moving. I did not want to move! But after the car was repossessed, I got lost while travelling by bus to my daughter’s home for my grandson’s birthday party. With the kind help of strangers, I found my way. As the bus pulled up and stopped at the stop before I needed to disembark, the bus driver spotted a lone traveler running to catch us. As we waited, I looked at my watch to see how late I would be for the party. Then I looked up and noticed the Alabaster Box Church just outside the bus window. The name on the sign said Bethany-Newton. At that very moment, I knew God was with me. I knew that it was God’s plan that I move near my daughter and that Bethany-Newton would give me and my family the support we needed to grieve the loss of my beloved husband. I did and with the move I was able to buy a car. Last year, 7 years after my husband’s death, I made a wish. I wished I could move back downtown. To be honest I had wished that several times over the years. But last year, my heart was really in the wish. The very next day, I got a phone call from the realtor who sold me my house, asking me if I wanted to list and move back downtown. I did and the day before my open house, I went out back to clean up a mess I had noticed outside my gate. I opened the gate and there to my wondrous eyes was a beautiful sight. The spewed concrete and the long gangly weeds were gone. Someone unknown to me had replaced that mess with a carpet of green turf. At that moment I knew. God had a buyer already picked out for me. I would be moving! But I had to trust and wait on that knowledge. The people who put an offer on my house, wanted quick possession. I had to trust and say yes before I had found anything downtown. Remembering the beautiful sight outside my gate…and trusting on the wee small voice of conviction I received with that sight, I accepted their offer. The very next day, the Realtor phoned with a brand new listing. It was perfect for me. But…the sellers were not accepting offers until the Wednesday after two scheduled weekend open houses. Two hundred people attended those open houses and multiple offers were made. My offer was the one they accepted. So, Janet, trust God’s love for you. God is with you. Take Susan’s advice. Find someone to encourage you…even if it is someone you don’t know or a beautiful sight or coincidence that speaks to your faith. I think God speaks to each of us differently and depends on us and those who love to share and act upon their faith in God with others. God is eternal and mighty! God created humanity…us…in God’s own image and likeness. We Christians are called to embrace one another in Jesus’ name as sisters, brothers, neighbours, friends and beloveds of a mighty GOD who is with us forever.

        • I won’t pretend to understand all you are going thru. It burdens my heart to read your post. I did want to share to you to try to remember when others disappoint us, let us down or treat us cruelty it is not a reflection of our worth but a reflection of their lack of character and wisdom. I will be praying for you. I know your post was written in december, I hope things are better for you.

  2. This is lovely. I love where you say disappointment is not meant to define you and don’t give it power. We cannot let disappointment hold us back…we must move forward…better things are ahead if you can see through the disappointment and on to the blessings in our lives. You conveyed all of this so well…I am thinking of you.

  3. I am very sad n disappointed. Can someone quote me some comforting verses fr the bible. I always try my best to help n be nice to others,but most of the time they either abuse my kindness or did not treat me well. I wonder is it because I am not pretty, don’t know how to project a good image or because I am not well off or holds a high post

    • Hi Pauline, I am praying for you. I wonder if you are saved? If you realize how much God loves you? He loves you so much that He gave his son to die for you. If you don’t know this I encourage you to seek him first and find solace in his sacrifice and love for you. You can do this by confessing your sin and inviting Jesus into your heart, acknowledging the great sacrifice of dying on the cross and rising from the grave, Just For YOU! John 3:16 He is so merciful and loving in that way!! Here are some verses that I pray will encourage you and help you to understand how marvelous you are!
      Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
      Psalm 139: 13-24
      13 For You formed my inward parts;
      You wove me in my mother’s womb.
      14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
      Wonderful are Your works,
      And my soul knows it very well.

      15My frame was not hidden from You,
      When I was made in secret,
      And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

      Here are some others for you to look up and study on your own…God Bless you darling
      Psalm 37:11, 1 Timothy 6:18, Romans 12:20, I Peter 3: 3-4, I Samuel 16:7, Romans 8:31-39, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 2 Thessalonians 3:13

      • I enjoyed reading this so much, it’s help me, I am 59 yrs old and have been severely depressed all my life due to mental and emotional abuse from family members, this is the first time in my life that I feel hopeful. I appreciate this so much.

    • Ure beautiful because no one’s better than God he is perfect an we all are the same. Just pray an talk to God also read ure Bible as The Lord to guide u where to read an he will just listen

  4. I was feeling sorry for myself because my children dissapointed me on Mother’s Day. I was also a little upset with my husband. So I decided to look up bible verses that dealt with dissapointment. I quickly came upon your posts and related bible verses. I sincerely prayed about my dissapointment and asked God to take away my bitterness toward my children. As I was reading and praying, I got to the part about God answering prayers. You said, “Sometimes they happen right away, but usually they happen later when we least expect them. Keep waiting. You’ll know when your prayer has been answered.” Immediately afterwards, my phone rang. It was my husband calling to tell me that he loved me. I know that was God’s way of telling me “all is good. Forgive your kids because they just don’t understand.” I forgive them. I guess I shouldn’t expect them to feel the way I do about Mother’s Day. I feel much better now and this blog has helped me to remember that God is in charge and that dissapointments are simply challenges of faith. Thank you God for healing my heart.

      • I found your post after I found out I had not got the job that I was so confident I had got.
        After I received the news I froze and knew I had to pray and the disappointment would have engulfed me to nothingness.
        Thank you for your post. I printed it out and cannot stop reading it.
        Your post has not only encouraged me, the verses are comforting and reassuring.
        God bless you.
        Thank you for allowing him to use you to uplift us.

    • God blessed you, dear! I had the same feelings about the same problem. I prayed on it this morning and then I found this site! He gave me peace and a calm spirit. Praise God!

  5. I just wanted to say thanks for this post. i got some pretty disappointing news tonight when i got home and i was so thankful to see this…what a wonderful way to see things and realize this life is so much more than what we think we want and if it was meant to be then God will make it happen when the time is right…thank u so much

  6. Well it’s not quite 12:52am but it’s 12:10am in my house. Quiet with my husband and two little boys sleeping away. (I agree it should be a mothers dream 😉 Today we just came back from my Granny’s house (about 2 hours away from home) visiting for the last time as the house was sold and they are closing this week. My beautiful fiesty Granny was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and was moved to a nursing home here in January. I have spent endless weekends and summers at my Granny’s. Countless memories. Gorgeous life long story telling memories. I just can’t shake it. I am devistated and heart broken…disappointed. Tears streaming I came across your blog and your words as I was searching for God’s words to help the hurt. “It Is also His plan for you to be reading them right now. I am thankful that He chose me.Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Ephesians 5:19b-20


    Not exactly sure why I just shared this with strangers, while sitting in the dark in our bathroom. But it was therapeutic, & definitely felt God speaking to me. Thank you so much!

    I’m so sorry you had a change of plans on your fun weekend, but a firm believer that God chose you to speak to others in difficult times, including me.

    Thank you, thank you.

    • It’s amazing how He puts us in the right place at the right time. I have written “devastated and heartbroken and disappointed” in my journal over and over in the last few months, and it has nothing to do with the fun weekend. All we can do is pray and find comfort in His Word. I’m honored to have helped you to do that. Thank you so much for sharing your heart.

  7. thanks for this post, very helpful. I just found out I didn’t get a job I really wanted (been searching for 6 months) and I am miserable in the environment I am currently working in. While I am disappointed that I didn’t get the job, I think I’m probably most disappointed that God’s plan might be for me to stay at this awful place! (just call me Noah running from Nineva LOL) Now I’m a teesy bit hopeful that maybe He has better plans for me that I can’t see. But either way, I need to find a way to be at peace with the situation (content in all circumstances?? I wish). This blog post helped a lot, and I will be re-reading it and studying those verses as well. 🙂

  8. Thanks for posting what the Holy Spirit placed in you heart. I was searching for some words to give my daughter who is struggling with disappointment right now. This is a great help and ministered to me so much

  9. Soooo glad I came across your blog tonight! Thank you! Experiencing disappointment right now and this was JUST what I needed: to be reminded of how much my Heavenly Father loves and cares for me and that He has not left me in this and that His plans are MUCHHH better than my own!

  10. Hi,
    I wanted to know what to read in the bible when feeling disappointed & I came across this. Thank you for sharing. I feel guilty for wanting to wallow for just a little longer. I’m over 40 & never been married. Just recently I met this really lovely guy, initially he was just helping me with a few things & then asked me out a couple of times. He treated me beautifully, but when I asked him how he felt about God & Jesus the answer wasn’t what I had hoped. I pressed into God & he told me I had to step back. :(. It tool me so long to find someone who treated me as good as he did & I had to let him go. Just feeling sad & disappointed. I know & keep saying that God’s timing is perfect, but sometimes I wish he’d hurry up.

    • Dear Sister….I have been praying for God to send me a saved man of God for the past 15 years now…I have had many guys approach me, but they were never the desire of my heart…When someone was not right for me..The LORD would let me know. I am still waiting…some days are more frustrating than others…but I have to say that the good days outweigh the bad days 🙂 I am holding on to God’s Word that says in His Psalms…Thank you Lord for blessing me with the desires of my heart!….Those who hope in the LORD will not be put to shame…disappointed….He desires that above all things that we prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper….also that He knows the plans that He has for us plans for good and not for evil, to give us a hope and a future….Be encouraged Sister….I believe He will come through for us and prove faithful to his promises toward us in ALL areas of our lives…In Jesus’ Mighty Name- Amen and Amen.

  11. Earlier today, something happened that left my heart experiencing such emptiness, displacement, even a little anger, and sorrow/grief. Thus, I searched for something to read on Google and your blog entry caught my heart’s eye. Thank you so much for taking the time to share in your typing. It reminded me that there is only ‘one’ who will never disappoint our yearning hearts. May God bless you.

  12. I was feeling a lot of disappointment today and I decided to look up what the bible says about dealing with disappointment. I came across this site. It is 11:15 p.m. and I was sitting earlier with my mother in our living room. She was spouting out all her disappointments. She is upset that her brother wrote very little in her sympathy card she received for her loss of her husband. She was saddened about the limited people who stopped by. She was saddened that she rarely sees her two adult sons. She is upset that people decide to come to the funeral but they rarely saw them during the time my dad was alive. In the midst of this, I shared with her about the moment just a few weeks ago when her son came to see her in the hospital and they shared a special hug. THis seemed to help. i find it hard to deal with so much sadness. I want a different life for us now that my father has passed.

  13. Thank you so much. I needed this . I am disappointed by the outcome of a relationship I believe was from God. I dated a man who was divorced and his friends have influenced him to doubt any new woman who comes into his life. We had such a good relationship but now mistrust reigns and plans cancelled all because of bad influence from people who do not even know me. God help me

  14. Thanks sister! May God bless u for this piece of information.
    it has helped me somuch because i have some confrontation with my girlfriend! she has left me but pray for her to come back. i realy luv her somuch!!!

  15. I’m so thankful for you posting these words. I am in a relationship with an addict. I am at my wits end. Promises after promises. He was in an accident last week. He sat in his hospital bed crying, saying God had given him a second chance, I should too. So I decided to open my heart again, believing him, again. Wanting to believe him so badly. Here we are not even a week out of the hospital and he goes and gets a fix. Stitches, broken bones or not..I had to kick him out. I can not allow him to be one that wrecks my spirit. I love him, but I love my sanity and myself so much more. I did this for my own good. My level of disappointment has reached an all time high. I feel like my prayers are not helping. I know God has a plan for us all. Bless you for your inspirations. Know that in this very difficult time they are comforting my broken heart and my damaged soul.

    • Had a job interview today the interviewer said that he would phone to let me know Wether I have been successful at interview. He has not bothered to contact me. I am disappointed and fed up. I am wondering why didn’t i get the job . My son has been unemployed for 4 years he desperately wants a job, please pray for him.

      • I pray that no one has has to endeaure the life i have had. I was so full of ambition. I got my bachelors and masters degree and was so excited. I was dating the girl of my life and had such great plans. Not of this never happened.. The girl I dated, we broke up. I never found anyone else. The teaching job i hoped for. never happened and now I am now 59 years old and i feel my life is wasted. I have prayed about this so many times, no answer. I have lost my mom and dad within the last 7 years so what do i do? God doesn’t answer me or help me at all.I feel my life is wasted. What can i do

  16. I have been extremely disappointed in other’s, with my sadness, I often react in the wrong way which leaves me feeling disappointed with myself. ( which is worse than feeling dissapointed with other’s) I appreciate this website amoungst other’s that I am able to learn through God’s word to deal with and overcome lives disapointments. Thank You~

  17. I too was doing a simple search on disappointment–so grateful the Lord guided me to your blog.—these scriptures of truth combined with your compassion have been like medicine for my hurting heart–like an outstretched hand of help- thank you– a renewing of the mind for the broken hearted-

  18. I just wanted to say, I’m so thankful for you. I just came back from a major competition that would have given me thousands of dollars in college tuition. I’m a high school student and my family is not rich at all. I have a single mother and four siblings and we live on about 20,000 a year. College is my dream and I was depending on God to see me through. I didn’t get where I wanted to be, but still I give God all the glory. I know he’s taking me where he wants me to be. I loved it when you wrote about asking God why things happen. Too often I feel like we’re deferred from expressing anger and pain and we have so many bitter questions for God that we try to ignore for fear of losing his favor. But the bible say’s his faithfulness is FOREVER. Thanks to you I finally built the courage to cry out to God and ask him why he let what happened happen, but also I was able to ask him for comfort. I’m so much closer to letting it go and trusting God. His word says he works everything together for the good of those who love him. I believe it.

    God bless you.

  19. My dearest ones in Christ, living stones we all are and searching for some balance to the weight of sadness and grief and disappointment that comes into every life. God sees us and I pray for all of us and the ones yet to come that we know He is near. The word is in our heart and we are not to let the word depart from our mouth. We need to speak it and learn scriptures as these because people including us our selfish and we all get hurt. I feel your pain. I read each one and I am sad too thinking after so many years of marriage and wading through hard times again and again in my getting older into my 50’s there would be some sweetness to being married. There is but wanting to really walk with the Lord and your spouse seems so far away. Simple isn’t it but deep waters and many years. I know God loves me and He spoke to me 15 years ago in Job, Don’t deny my providence. His plan, His way, all good even if we see it not in this world but we certainly do see good don’t we. And you know what? He does want to be our all. If we let Him have first place truly He never lets us down and He takes those dissapointments and weaves them into beautiful things that we learn and grow from and that He Himself lifts us into heavenly realms. Knowing Him, leaning on Him takes us into the realm of the heavenly. God bless all who come her and settle our hearts solid in you. This will pass. One day, we will be with you forever. Terri

  20. This was so powerful and what I needed to read as I have dealt with so much disappointment and even feeling mad at god thanks for being sensitive and stepping out and writing this

  21. Thank you, your words and scriptures have been a blessing to me. I needed this so much, and you are right, I believe it was in his plan for me to find your blog and read it. I believe everything happens for a reason, and even though the disappointments I feel right now are hard, I’m sure that he is working it all out for my good. Thank you again.

  22. Great wisdom shared in this post. Thank you! Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.”

  23. This has also ministered to me… doubt that it was written under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. My husband lost his job on May 30. He has since had disappointment after disappointment while job searching. We know the Lord will provide a job; however, the waiting is almost unbearable. Please pray for us. Thank you.

  24. im 18 years old ive recently gave my life to god , and I find myself running from so much sin, I have to remind myself that that I can be young saved and happy , ive been struggling with some things my whole life and they’re getting better , its very hard for me to keep faith sometimes ,but I pray and ask god to forgive me for doubting him and losing faith at times. I love god and everything he has done for me.

  25. “It was God’s plan for me to write these words… It is also His plan for you to be reading them right now. I am thankful that He chose me.”

    Thank you. I am going through a difficult period, filled with lots of disappoint, heartache, and uncertainty. Without a doubt, it was God’s plan for you to write this blog, and I hope you know and take comfort in how many you have given hope to.

  26. Hello Tara. I googled “scriptures for dealing with disappointments”.. I came to your words and I thank God for them. What really got to me was when you said if you hadn’t experienced your disappointment then you wouldn’t have written this and I wouldn’t have been able to read it tonight. Only God can use something so hurtful for His purpose and use if to bring people like me comfort. Every word you wrote was EXACTLY what I needed right at this moment. I hope you get this message so you can see God still using you. God bless you.

  27. Thank you so much for hearing Him when he told you to write this! I was looking for inspirational words when I found this. I have been so sad, lonely, and disappointed with things. This was exactly what I needed to read! God bless you!

  28. I was having a difficult time tonight dealing with my son’s heartache and disappointment in learning that he had dropped from first string left guard to fourth string tight end in a day. As I sit here trying to understand why college coaches string kids along only to quickly shatter their hopes, I am trying to come to terms that there is a much bigger plan for him. Although my son and I may not see what God has in store for him, I can only put my trust in him knowing that it is what’s best for him. Thank you for reminding me that even though I may not understand the reason, God is always in control and for that I am forever grateful.

  29. Thank you for listening and writing these words. I am going through a divorce which I am.ok with bit I am struggling with being bale to provide for my 3 children. I am on the process of looking for a job and I have felt so defeated and alone. I have applied for about 30 jobs and only 2 interviews and still no job. I know God has a plan and it will be in his time…..just praying his time will be soon. I wallowed all after noon so now it’s time to finish it up and praise God for all I have and the plan he will be bringing to me.

  30. Thank you for this! I too found it from a Google search for scripture readings on disappointment. You words were very healing. We have been in a very challenging season for several years now, and I frequently wonder when/if it will ever end. I try to stay positive, and remind myself that if not for these hard times, I might never have deepened my faith and truly entered into the relationship with Jesus I now have. Our Pastor recently did a sermon on how just like farmers, God grows good things in the valleys, not the mountain tops (even though the mountain tops seem like much more fun places to be!) Nevertheless, it is still hard – some days more than others. I do believe your words were anointed by the Holy Spirit! I pray for the healing and peace of us all!

  31. Thanks so much. My disappointment didn’t seem like a “big deal” but I just couldn’t get over it and this has helped.

  32. Thank you so much! I had a rough few days and this helped me to realize that I need to practice patience while waiting to hear God’s answer. I need to believe in his plan and his timing rather than my own.

  33. I needed this so badly. Right this very moment I needed it. It is coming across things like this at the right time that let me know God is here and he cares even about little foolish disappointed me. Thank you for writing.

  34. I noticed you wrote this over a year ago and it still is bringing help to so many people. I needed to read this just now. I am usually the upbeat and positive person but lately (even just 30 minutes ago) I have been facing disappointment and questioning God’s ways. I just found out my 21 year old niece is pregnant with her 3rd child in 3 years. I’m thrilled for her but I also am heartbroken because my husband and I have been told I can’t have children. We are in the process of adoption but it’s still disappointing to read of all the baby news and birth announcements. I know God is in control and will continue to keep my eyes on Him but it does seem hard when life seems to go so well for some and for others it’s a struggle with everything. Anyway, thank you for your post and for sharing your heart and God’s word. It was much needed!

  35. Thank you so much for this writeup. I just went through the 2nd shocker of my life this year.. First was finding out my fiance was cheating and now I just got bad news from a job I was hoping to get. I have been very confued for about 3days now, where do I go? What do i do? I have been out of a job for so long, i am deep in debt, I cannot even feed myself.. But after reading this, I am see light at the end of tunnel..

    Someday, this will all make sense. God is able!

  36. Hi! Just wanted to say I really needed to hear this! Its tough to go through disappointment but we have our Lord who is the God of all comforts! Blessed be His name! Disappointment hit me today in a way I didn’t expect but I choose forgiveness joy and hopein the Lord amidst the pain! Thank you for this post! Blessings!

  37. God knew I would seek out scriptures etc pertaining to a defeat (or curve ball I was thrown today)…thank you for sharing these relevant scriptures and reassuring words. All of this is confirmation that God has me in the palm if his hand. Man may feel they have received a big victory today, but your words (and the scriptures) you have shared have assured me that God does care for me despite it all. Continue to be encouraged as I strive to attain peace in my spirit

  38. I think of disappointment as a black , oval device. It often has an “empowerment or motivational” switch on it. Sometimes it’s hidden behind an almost undetectable panel but it’s there. Case in point, the very disappointing exit from my last job. The dark bitter icing on the cake was the $26 pen and small leather pouch I was given for 17 years of service in which I distinguished myself. Out of my disappointment and disgust I thought, “From now on I will work for myself full-time and others part-time.” That thought has become my personal anthem and it helps propel me in the new direction I’m going in. The pen and the leather pouch (which I put things related to my business venture in) highly motivate me. I feel like I’m riding a dark, spirited thoroughbred out of a very disappointing situation to a much better one. Thanks for your post.

  39. Thank you for sharing these words. It has helped me so much tonight dealing with a great dissapointment. I know my Father has a greater plan.

  40. Thank you so much for this blog. Indeed God is speaking to me through this blog, when currently i am in a state of confusion and disappointment of shattered dreams. I prayed for something for almost 3 years and God said NO.

  41. Hello, it’s 5:08 a.m. of Nov. 21, 2014. I woke up today with God’s scriptures. I heard two church leaders preaching about God’s commandments for married people. Then I found myself searching for Bible verses on the internet. You are right. God chose you to write these and God wants me to LISTENto him through you. Thanks a lot. I have a lot of disappointments lately. I will keep in mind all these and I will also pray for you and your family. God bless you. <3

  42. It’s amazing how God can take a seemingly difficult situation and our disappointments and use it for His glory. Your pain and sadness became comfort for many people including myself. For I have been feeling great disappointment lately, especially this evening. That’s how I came across your blog while searching for answers. It made me think about the Apostle Paul. Not only did he reach many people for Christ, but he also penned most of his letters while being imprisoned. A passage of scripture to encourage you who may be suffering as I am…”Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). God bless.

  43. Dear Tara,
    Thank you for popping up when I searched for dealing with disappointment biblically. It’s 12:35 am and I’m sad that I’ve spent two days in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for my family, including three teens (2 boys….19 and 17 and one girl…13), and I’ve have felt pretty lonely and unappreciated. It’s the first time in 15 years hosting Thanksgiving. In general, I live with an overwhelming sense of disappointment in myself, even though I know in my heart my Heavenly Father just loves me like I am and certainly doesn’t continually measure me. But, tonight I’m very disappointed thinking it was me as a mom that didn’t teach my kids to help around the house and be excited about the dinner. Probably sounds silly, but now that I’m 50, I’m okay with telling the truth. And that’s just the truth. Always thinking it’s fully on my shoulders to train up my kids, despite roadblocks and other challenges we face. I know God is always with me and loves my kids even more than I love them.

    It’s late and really….I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for sharing your heart. It’s good to know I’m not alone. This is the first time I’ve ever posted anything on a blog, and it’s been a great release and provision of comfort. God is good. I am so very thankful.

    happy thanksgiving!

  44. I am sad. My daughter has been suffering from a traumatic experience, and I know it’s Satan. She isn’t a believer right now and feels so distraught. Her choices were not anything I expected or hoped for for her. I needed to get this out to a faceless person who would hear me. I’m so sad.

    • I wonder if this is my Cindy,or at least at one time she was.I have great joy in my heart for her and if in fact this is my Cindy I am sad to hear about her daughter. I know of no other person better to be in her daughters corner than her.She is a GODLY woman.Wouldn’t it be wonderful if in fact this was my Cindy.

  45. Two things to do so as to live victoriously in this broken world: trust God and believe His word in the face of dissapointment!

  46. Wow, this is truly amazing. These verses helped me so much and gave me a lot of peace. I am a senior in high school, and this summer God changed my life by giving me the opportunity to go on a mission trip to the Philippines. Upon coming back, I felt such a strong calling to be a missionary. I had never felt so strongly about anything in life. I prayed about it extensively and felt like God was calling me to take a Gap Year instead of going straight to college. I would live out of the country for 9 months, giving that year up to God and letting Him speak to me and show me where He specifically wants to serve him. Just a few days ago, God closed that door. So im not going on a mission trip next year. I have to apply to college now and completely change everything of how I think of my future and next year. I have never been more disappointed and honestly angry at God. I dont understand why he said no to that, but I’m trying to have faith that even greater things are in store for me.

    Thank you so much for those verses. God Bless.

  47. I just read this post last Monday night (December 1st) after searching “What does God say to do when I’m disappointed?” online. I just want to say a quick thank you for your insightful thoughts and comments about disappointment, along with the inspiring Bible verses you chose to back up your points. I’ve been wrestling with God a lot lately, and one of the big things regards disappointment. During my time reading this blog post and journaling about my disappointment, I received a revelation from God directly about my disappointment; a complete answer that I have been searching for for about eight years. Praise God! Thank you for your help on my journey. 🙂

  48. Thanking God for you Tara, you’ve helped me and many others on here.. It’s about 1:25am, and I probably won’t be going to sleep anytime soon, but I definitely needed to see this.. I’ve had one thing after another, but I’ve kept optimistic because I knew it could be worse, and that God will prevail. But I had something happen tonight that really was a mega-punch with spikes right to my chest with someone who means more to me than anything, but what hurts more is that she’s hurting and doesn’t know what to do.. It made me lose my ways of thinking that God knows exactly what will happen, especially since she has such strong faith and it just consumed her in pain so quickly.. It made me forget that it’s all a part of his plan, and to not worry about it. But I looked up “verses” and before I could type anymore, I clicked on the first one in the search bar. After that search was done, the first thing that popped up I clicked on, and it lead to this. And it’s what I need to hear.. Thank you so much!! Even though some people may not check the comments, I had read each individual comments, and I’m praying for everyone tonight! everyone have a great night/day! Don’t forget, every day is truly a blessed gift from god himself, live it to its max and give thanks to God!

  49. Gn. I went online looking for anything that could help me with any Bible verses to help with disappointments. This was listed as #1 or #2 in the Google search engine. As I began reading, I immediately was happy to learn that this was written by someone who has their own family (children to be exact). My disappointment comes from my child. It is 12:21 am and I found something that belonged to him, in unlikely place that only God could have wanted me to find. Now I am a single parent and my son is a newly turned teen and with that being said, I know that he is at the age of experimenting. He’s a good student grade wise, but can do much better behavior wise. So finding what I did, knocked the breath out of me because I felt “NOT MY CHILD”. Unfortunately, it is my child. I try to instill in him the best I can by walking him through the life I lead, while not leaving out the negative parts to it. I feel like alot of good parents feel which is I am raising him to become a great man. I called a few ppl before finding this blog, that I believe could illeviate what I feel. It didn’t work. Then, I remembered that I am a Christian woman and I need to find a way to call on the Lord and leave what I feel with him. Your blog helped me gather my prayer together and get it out through tears and all. This blog is amazing, motivational and inspirational. I thank you for jumping out of bed and writing it. The verse I love the most is when you stated that all things are possible through God. You are absolutely right. God has our whole life planned out, so he prepared for my disappointment, but I’m also sure that he planned for my JOY that is coming. I love my son and together he is going to make it through as long as I keep the faith and hope, pray and there are faithful people like you weird amazing blogs like this one. Thank you so very much. This really helped me more than you will ever know.

  50. I am so thankful that the Lord brought me to read your words. They helped me to understand that my self disappointment is ok, but I must learn to take it as a lesson and give my worries to the Lord. I received my ACT scores and felt very disappointed that they were not what I thought they would be. My parents were disappointed and I was disappointed in myself. I started to question God’s plan for me. Now after reading your words I have found a self peace within myself and I am so thankful!

  51. Hello Tara,

    I’m a senior in high school and just stumbled upon this post like many others, by typing in a plead to google asking for help on self disappointment. I knew I was searching for something christian related, but was blown away by the impact your words held for me. Unlike many of the other people who have commented, my disappointment comes from a poor decision I made on new years regarding underage drinking. To say the least, I don’t think anyone will be more disappointed in me than I am in myself. And when I read the ending when you said something along the lines of God was using you to write this post because the person reading was meant to be reading it, I couldn’t agree more. I know the decisions I made were wrong and the people that look up to me can still look up to me, but I am still struggling with looking up to myself. So thank you so very much for jumping out of bed to write this, because with out, I would still be sitting on my bed drowning in my self pity and pit of despair. I’m going to go forward and highlight all those verses in my bible and sit in prayer with God. Thank you so very much! †

  52. I know this comment is extremely late, and I know you probably won’t even get to see this. But you have no idea how much this touched me. I’m so glad that God was able to use you for this, because I really needed to read this. It really helps me put my thoughts and emotions into perspective when I deal with disappointments because I’ve been dealing with quite a few lately. Again thank you so much for this article, I know God has blessed you tremendously for listening to His instructions! God bless you!

  53. Hi Tara,

    I thank you very much for your words – you truely are a godsend.

    I stumbled across this page after searching google for a prayer to deal with disappointment/angger after once again receiving a disappointingly low pergformance rating at work, despite consistently exceeding targets and expectations, and often taking time out to help others to achieve.

    It is comforting to be reminded that God has a plan for me, and that though others may not appreciate my talents, God will use them for the goodness.

    I pray that God gives us all strength to trust in him.

    Many thanks


  54. You were right, God’s plan was for me to be reading those words at the very moment I needed them most. Thank you so much for this beautiul reminder.

  55. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that our GOD is good. It’s amazing how he uses us even in the time of our distress. He woke you up to write this and you probably had know idea that even 2 years later that it would help someone. I recently received some painful news and today I was just search for something to hold onto. I googled scriptures to help with disappointment and this blog came up. I’ve read it a couple of times and also bookmarked it to refer back to later. I just want you to know that you have reminded me of some things that I needed reminding of today. I will hold these scriptures close to my heart and prayerfully seek God’s face during this time. Thank you for being obedient to His command.
    Be blessed

  56. You are a gift to so many who needed – need exactly what you wrote, like me. Thank you for listening and responding and ending up helping so many. Blessings dear one. MC

  57. Thank you so much for this post. I’m a recent college graduate but it feels like everything is a a stand still. I have been looking for a job and the no’s are rolling in. Actually so much now,that I’m getting used to it. I felt so discourage and frustrated. I’m Actually crying as I’m typing now. This post was an eye opener for me. You are definitely a blessing.

  58. I am going through a lot right now and reading this is like ‘this is what God is telling me’.. I felt like I was talking to God. Thank you Tara.. God bless us all.

  59. thank you very much ,now i understand when you say,Dissapointment is not meant to define you life must go on ,you can’t stay angry forever …..

  60. Jesus has set me free from all addictions that I have been struggling with, all my life. Jesus made my broken heart into a brand new heart and He filled my heart with His love, joy, peace, grace, and freedom from sin. Jesus poured so much love upon me that I can’t even explain to you because His love is what I desperately needed and was looking for in all of my life. I realized that I was desperately in need of Someone Who can love me so much unconditionally. I pray that God would heal those people who need healing, deliver those who need to be delivered, save those who need to be saved, change those who need to be changed, protect those who need to be protected, feed those who are hungry, give a clean water to those who are thirsty, give clothing and shelter to those who don’t have anything to wear and encourage those who are discouraged. Jesus showed me the most Perfect and Unconditional Love that Healed me, Changed me, Delivered me, Cleansed me from all the junk that Satan has put on me. I was in chains of sin for all my life until Jesus came into my life and broke all the chains of guilt, shame, depression, anger, bullying, fear, loneliness, curses, and much more. I prayed the following prayer, by confessing with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in my heart that God has raised Him (Jesus) from the dead. I believed that Jesus is a Son of God and God because Jesus came to this earth and became like us people so it would be much easier for us to understand that how desperately we need Salvation.

    > There is Power in the name of Jesus to crush and break every chain!

    > There is Power in the Holy Blood of Jesus to heal all diseases!

    > There is Power in the name of Jesus to change anybody from inside out! May God’s Kingdom come!

    > May God’s will be done!

    > Jesus said in John Chapter 14: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

    My Prayer of Repentance: Dear Jesus Christ, I come to you at this time. I realize that I am a sinner and I really need your forgiveness. I caused you so much pain and distressed you many times. Please, I ask you to forgive me all of my sins that I have ever committed in my life. I thank you so much for all that you did for me by giving me Salvation and Eternal Life. I Honor you Heavenly Father for giving your only begotten Son Jesus for punishment, and death 2000 years ago. I Glorify You Heavenly Father for raising your son Jesus Christ from the dead on the 3rd day. I receive you Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Please come into my life and into my heart and change me. I believe in everything that says in Your Holy Word, my Savior and my Lord Jesus Christ. I make a decision from today to fully commit myself to you and to serve you with all of my life. Amen.

    Result after I prayed Prayer of Repentance: As soon as I prayed this prayer above, God changed me the way that no one could change me. God poured His love upon me in the way that I can’t measure. THAT IS WHEN I BECAME A BORN AGAIN PERSON!


  62. Tara, thank you so much for posting this. I just read this article (Feb. 19, 2015) and I can’t believe that this has been written/published almost 3 years ago. I have had some personal struggles lately, wondering what God’s plan is for me. A year ago, I went through a really bad time from a relationship that I was involved in and my life has been better than ever since I cut those ties and began living for God, but lately within the past several months I have been having some minor bumps in the road with some things that have happened in my life. I’m struggling right now what God is trying to teach me and struggling with the destiny God has planned for me and how I am supposed to get there. This post reminded me of some verses I need to apply to my everyday life. Thank you! It’s amazing how much this article still has impact on people from a few years later….God was using you for his God-given purpose for you, thanks for brightening up my day! 🙂

  63. My husband shared this website with me after I was devastated about failing my nursing boards. I’m prayful that these scriptures will help me avoid depression and bring me to a place in God where I need to be.

  64. These words gave me so much strength as well as what God did to me. I’m in His plan even in this time of disappointment. Thank Him.

  65. I LOVE this post. I LOVE these scriptures. I got food poisoning on Saturday night. Went to the hospital on Monday …struggled all week physically. Just had my first solid meal and it’s Thursday. I had big plans this week with work. I was looking forward to ending my month strong. Funny thing is, I thought God was on the same page. Lol. I really believed He was gonna keep blessing me. Well, after reading your post I realized He has. This week as I’ve suffered through this horrible bout of food poisoning, some amazing things happened. I experienced some life lessons. I had been reading about being thankful and grateful for all of Gods blessing inspite of any negative situation. So I found myself praising God and being thankful at the worst of it all. I also had an opportunity to talk to my sister about God, it was such perfect timing. Totally God. I also came to realize that although I am not an alcoholic I don’t want to drink more than 2 glasses of anything alcohol. I don’t like having a foggy mind, I lose focus and I don’t get to talk about God. Saturday afternoon I was singing praises in my car on my way to a birthday party and I was excited for what God had in store…I wondered who I would be able to talk to about God and how AMAZING He is. After about 3 drinks I just was in la la land. Then, later that night I ate some tacos that were out waaaaay too long. The worst food poisoning I have ever had in my life. I could have wallowed in my misery all week. But instead I looked to God. What could I learn from this? How can I be of any service to anyone? Then, he brought me my sister who never wants to talk to me and who doesn’t believe in God. It was stuff that was in my heart for quite some time. I knew she would benefit from hearing but also knew I couldn’t force any words on her either. I really couldn’t see how we could ever have this conversation for so many reasons. But in the quite of the day, with no kids around, she came to me. I was able to tell her all the things pressing on my heart for her. It was totally God. Next He revealed to me that I need to lay back on the alcohol. And throughout this horrible sickness, every time I wanted to feel sorry for myself, I thanked God that I was alive and for being so great. I know this stuff builds character. It helps you to stretch and grow and not stay stagnant. As I am sitting day 4 after having my first solid meal I was reflecting on my week. Today is the last day of production at my job and I sure could have had an awesome month had I worked the past 3 days. I felt disappointed. So I decided to check out what the bible says about disappointment because frankly I felt a little guilty feeling this way. Your post really confirmed and brought to light everything God did for me this week. It wasn’t a disaster week. What the devil intended for bad, God made for my good. I really have been blessed this week. I am grateful for this week. Disappointed? Well, ya, it would have been nice to not be sick and be crowned a top producer at my job but I will take the priceless lessons God has taught me over a worldly crown any day. After all, He is gearing me up to do His will. Whatever it takes.

  66. I am 17 .I am really disappointed by my O levels results and some how felt it’s the end of life but I now feel better reading your post thanks a lot. …

  67. Thank you for obeying God’s voice and writing about this. It has really blessed my heart. I was so low and didn’t know what step to take. Reading these scriptures and your testimony has really blessed my heart. May God continue to use you for His glory alone.

    Peace & Blessings,
    Marvin (Nairobi, Kenya)

  68. I’m a pastor’s wife in a small, struggling church. Lots of disappointments and frustrations come with the territory. Thank you for your honesty, transparency and simplicity. I appreciate the scriptural reminders of our faithful Father’s promises to us. I am so thankful God put your link in my Google search this morning!! Blessings to you.

  69. This was so beautiful in all of its honesty and very much needed. You wrote the words I’ve felt but haven’t been able to find. Thank you!

  70. I needed this. Over the years i have build my hopes up for different situations- birthdays, christmas, kids and the dreams I envisioned for them only to be disappointed. They are now grown and on their own. My 56th birthday is on the horizon. I am not expecting anything from the kids but my husband told me a couple weeks ago that we would go out of town for my day. I was excited as he NEVER plans anything. Well today, i was told that we are not going from Friday as planned. Maybe we would go on Sat. I was crushed.Tears began to well up in my eyes and I said not again. Why are you surprised. This is nothing new. You see over the years everything was put on hold for the kids and $$ was tight.When he decides to get me a gift it is usually something I do not really care for. It either sits in the closet or gets donated. Now we are in a position to do some things but disappointments keep coming my way.
    The Lord led me to your site and as I write i am becoming calm. Thanks for those scriptures. I will try to keep them in my folder as i know disappointments will come again. God will see me through this one.

  71. Hi. I just came bake from a weekend retreat and it was wonderful. But, back at home I find myself face with disapointment. And like you and many people , I have been faced with lots of disapointments. Something told me to do a qick search for how the bible tells us to deal with this, so here I am. I have never left a comment on a blog but I just had to. God’s word is truly living. And years after this blog was posted it is still a blessing to all those who read it. So, may the peace of God fill the heart of each of you.

  72. I just wanted to say thank you for your words of wisdom. I truly needed all of it, due to the disappointment I am currently experiencing. I pray that the Lord blesses you in a mighty way and give you the desires of your heart according to his will.

    Be Bless,


  73. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God really used you to talk directly to me. God is so so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Tara, and all others,

    I am so thankful for how GOD has used your story(ies) to minister to us all. We are a technology based cloud of witnesses to see how He will move and also to provide support and prayer for each other. I’m glad that in my own disappointment and frustration, I could read this post (and comments) and be encouraged by you.

    Please know that you are in my prayers. I appreciate your obedience, and I pray that as you have shared your story and been poured out and emptied for His sake, that the LoRd will fill you back up in ways you can’t imagine for all of the good and truth you have sown.

    With Love,

  75. I just wanted to say thank you. I needed this more than ever and it bright tears to my eyes the confirmation this passage brought to me. I’m grateful for your obedience in the midst of your own personal struggle because I am a witness to that’s when God frees you most. In the midst of using you to free others, He will free you. We will not live this life Clif of disappointment, but God will love us beyond, in and through it. Thank you my heart is beyond full because I am overwhelmed by His love right now. Thank you, may you’ve blessed immensely for your simple act of obedience.

  76. I have felt dissapointed of myself, each time more, since a long time now. This versicles, are things that make me step away from this feeling of defeat, and dissapoint, and just, go on, hoping I’ll do it. This one, likes me a lot ….

    Psalm 94:17-19American Standard Version (ASV)

    17 Unless Jehovah had been my help, My soul had soon dwelt in silence.

    18 When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.

    19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.

  77. Just wanted to say how much this helped this morning! Everyone experiences struggles in their life and for the last couple of weeks I’ve been undergoing alot of heartaches and pain. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your words, you’ve made a difference. I hope you continue to be a positive voice!

    Thank you!

  78. I too googled scriptures on disappointment and was bought too this site… For the last 2 years I’ve been trying to get pregnant with no success. I pay my tithes and offering. I’ve fasted, I pray, I read my bible, I believe God, I speak positively about my situation and I’ve gone to several medical professionals to make sure that I’m healthy.. with still no success..
    My biggest struggle is that I have friends that are pregnant and/or those that recently had babies. They like to share their pregnancy news with me.. I’m happy for them yet I’m so sad and disappointed that it’s not me.

    Please pray for my strength so that I’ll be able to withstand satan getting in my brain and causing me to not believe that he can do just what he promised.

  79. I just dealt with disappointment the past week, one week I expected to be my best (graduation) turned to be a week of disappointment. Thank you for allowing God to use you to speak words of life!

  80. This is for me..I’m going to bookmark this and refer to it as I’m struggling with the disappointments I am facing

  81. To God be the Glory, Great things he has done. He knew that i would need this today and guided me to your page. Blessings to you and yours and may God continue to make his face shine apon you, be gracious unto you and give you his peace. Amen

  82. I am dealing with anxiety and disappointments these days and that is actually how I found this blog. Anyway thank you for sharing this to the world. I am so familiar with the feeling such this. Thank you again. I can feel my hopes up a bit after reading this. By the way just like you I also share my thoughts through blogging and that is exactly what i am gonna do now..


  83. Thank you for writing this, it was a true blessing and eased my heart tonight. A good reminder that HIS plans far exceed my expectations.

  84. Dear Tara,
    This was so beautifully written and so honest. As I was reading it I was reminded of a difficult disappointment I went through almost 4 years ago. So much of what you wrote rang true. Currently I am a Pregnancy Counselor for an adoption agency & I work with women who are making the heroic choice of placing their children for adoption despite the pain and it disappointment it causes them. I plan to share this excerpt of your blog with them in the hopes it will help them navigate a difficult time in their life and to find hope in what God can do if they’ll let him. So thank you!

  85. I have nothing profound to say just thank you. Thank you for sharing and following God’s leadership. This is a great encouragement to me in what is the hardest and worst time of my life. Disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. But your words have reminded me that God always has something good around the corner. I do indeed have hope in Him.
    Thank you.

  86. I found this site tonight after searching in the web for something to help me overcome my anxious fears and disappointments in myself. I sold our home recently out of discontent thinking a “better” home or bigger yard would satisfy me. I’ve come to a crashing realization that I have let down my family and myself. I wish I could take it all back and move back to our home we raised the family. I catch myself dreaming about the old home and making comparisons that are driving me nuts. I am depressed and overwhelmed of the dumb move I made. It has caused me to be withdrawn from my family and feeling like I let everyone down. Your post has helped me realize that Gods ways are higher than mine and my mistakes can still be used of God. I still have heavy remorseful feelings for moving the family and get really down with a heavy heart so much that my once cheerful disposition is no longer there. I hope and pray that these feelings will go away. Please pray for me

  87. Surely our Heavenly Father never leaves nor forsakes us, I started reading this post with so much heaviness in my heart. But now all I can say is it is well with my soul. May The Almighty God continue to bless the author of this post, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, Amen.

  88. My girlfriend told me yesterday that she was looking up verses about overcoming disappointment. We have a long-distance relationship at the moment and I still don’t know what specific disappointments she’s been dealing with, though I have somewhat of an idea. I looked up verses for her this afternoon and came across this blog post. I sent her the link and started reading it for myself and it’s been very encouraging to me and I’m sure it will be to her as well.

    I just wanted you to know that what God inspired you to do that night in 2013 is still impacting people like me and my girlfriend two years later. Thank you for listening to the voice of God and being faithful to share the good word He put on your heart.

  89. Thank you so much for these words. It is amazing that you wrote this nearly two and a half years ago and God led me to this today. After serving in the military and being medically retired due to lower back and hip problems after only 2 1/2 years of service, I gave up on my lifelong dream career. I started a career in the same field, but a different position. I quickly saw how much I love my job. Recently I put in for a promotion. Shortly after putting in for the promotion I got a call with the opportunity to be able to reach my original lifelong dream career. After much thought and prayer, I felt God leading me to turn down this opportunity so I did just that. I felt that at my current position I was where God wants me to be. Now it is looking like I may not get the promotion and it feels like I turned down my dream for a new dream that isn’t looking like will end well. I am so disappointed and hurt and angry and so many emotions are within me right now. Your words here really helped! I feel like God is using your words to speak to me. I have been telling myself that God’s will will be done and that he has plans for me that I can’t imagine. But is is very difficult. It is so hard. My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5, and I do my best to live by it. I do my best and give every effort within me to trust in God and not my own understanding. Thank you so much for these words! You have blessed me today and I feel a little more at ease. It is still difficult (maybe I am just too impatient — patience has never been my strong point) but I know in the end God will prevail and reveal great things for me!

  90. Just wanted to say “Thank you”. You don’t know how many times over the past several years I have gone searching for “Prayers for dealing with disappointment”, and your blog is always the one that makes me feel better. So, “Thank you”. I’m so blessed that you were inspired one lonely, alone night to write this down. I’m sure at the time it didn’t feel like it, but you were being the servant you were meant to be in that moment.

  91. I googled “bible verses for feeling like you’re not part of the family” and this blog post came up. I didn’t think what I was feeling was disappointment but then I read your definition and the tears of the last four hours got super intense because, yes, that’s it I’m diappointed. Then they turned to tears of relief. How many times do I have to be reminded to put all things in God’s hands and keep my faith? Thank the Lord for never failing to remind me in some way. And Thank You for telling me it’s ok to grieve in my disappointment and reminding me to move on. God has a plan for me!!

  92. I am so impressed…whn I came across this blog en I read the scriptures, its like a load was jus lifted off my shoulder… I am so thankful, to our Almighty for sending his peple to cum tell us the word of truth…the comforting word…I was a lil disappointed thus I typed on my phone” verses when one feel disappointed” en guess what this jus came up. praise the Lord…he is the mighty! !!!!

  93. thanks tara, i’m up at 1:30 am tonight thinking about how my 1st yr anniversary didn’t turn out at all like how i planned and i felt really disappointed. the verses from the bible and what you wrote along with them made me tear up a little but i felt a lot better. sometimes i forget to pray to God and forget that he has everyone in his plans. your writing reminded me of that

  94. I was demoted, discouraged and critisized. And they took my position and give it to my student whom i trained and trust. Every time my manager critisize my job, no mater how hard i try. I end up hating her and feeling sorry for my self. Wish bad thing to happen to her.

  95. After reading this msg, i feel better and healed internally. I see things in different way. I forgive those i believed they betrayed me and release all the passed pain and i stop feeling sorry for my self. I believe everything happened at the right time and place. And it happened for a reason. And i believe God is preparing something bick for me.

  96. Thanks Tara for the wonderful article. It helps me in this difficult time I’m experiencing.

    My canine companion, Lucky passed away two weeks ago. Recurring medical condition hit me again and a lot of my plans have gone awry. Also, I feel that the relationship I’m pursuing right now is not going to work out too.

    I’m going to meditate on it and talk to our heavenly Father. Please pray for me too. Thanks again.

  97. Hi, my name is Amanda and I am asking for prayer today, my husband left me 7 months ago and doesn’t seem to want anything to do with me. He is a good father to our 2 year old son, Josiah, but he doesn’t give me the time of day. We fought a lot at home and he eventually left me. I didn’t do anything major like cheat or drink or do drugs but I now know I made him a god over my real God. Please pray for me my heart is broken and I don’t know if I should peruse a divorce. I don’t know if he has someone else or not. He doesn’t tell me anything. Thank you so much. I just want the pain to stop and to a good mom to my son, I find myself crying all the time. Life doesn’t seem worth living like this. I know I need to live for God but it’s so hard when someone you love has treated you like dirt.

    • I’m sorry that it has taken me so long to respond to your comment, Amanda. I’m not an expert, but it sounds to me like you might need to see a doctor or a therapist. There is nothing wrong with getting help for yourself. It will make you a better mother and a healthier person. Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you say that it seems like life isn’t worth living, I think you need to find someone to help you. Please get help, if not for your own sake, for the sake of your son. You deserve to be healthy, and he deserves to have a healthy mom.

  98. Well, I had to wait until 2 years later at 4:15 am to have God send me here. I’m struggling with trying to build a relationship with my daughter after missing so much time with her because of my addiction. Got sober and we are working on healing but it is slow and loaded with disappointments. Thank you for this wonderful lift.

  99. What a blessing this post is, I was really excited about something and it eventually didn’t come to pass. I’m feeling so much lighter now. I now know that God’s plans can be bigger/different to mine and all I have to do is to trust in him and be thankful for the journey I’m on because in the end I’ll be a better person. I thank God for you and your blog post, I really do

  100. Your words have provided salve for my open wounds and hurting heart. Thank you for providing more than scriptures. Thank you for not telling us to get over it because God loves us, the world needs happy Christians to set examples, etc. God bless you.

  101. I just read your post. I am currently dealing with disappointment from family & friends. Feeling really down. I found you blog post. It has helped me extremely. I am going to save this, read & meditate on the scriptures. Thank You! You’re disappointment touched my disappointment and your words have given me comfort. Your disappointment was not in vain. Bless You!

  102. Me and my fiancé just broke up for the last time. I’m 39 years old and I’ve been divorced for 9 years. I finally thought God had answered my prayers with this man. We went through a lot over the last 15 months and believed God had allowed us to persevere and overcome. But not so, I am so disappointed, I am afraid because I’m 39, no kids and not married. Where is the promise, God?

    Tara, Thank you for allowing God to use you. This definitely ministered to my spirit. They were so real and I could relate. May God continue to use you to bless others! I would love to correspond further.

  103. My husband and I just found out that our 17 year old baby girl has been on a self destructive path of sex and drugs for the past 8 weeks. We have worked so hard to give her the best Christian home and raise her and her siblings in the way God has called us to. This has caused me so much disappointment that I cannot even fathom. Thank you for your post because as I sit outside my daughter’s bedroom door, praying through my tears for her safety and for God’s hand to guide her and lead her back, for the third straight hour, these words have brought me some reassurance. God is good and He is faithful.

  104. Tara, God bless you! I pray that he will continue to bless you, keep you and use you. This was such a blessing to me this morning. I woke up feeling so broken and disappointed. I’ve been married for five years. I love my husband so much and I thought he loved he as much as I love him…. I year and a half ago I found out he was cheating on, I forgave him. I don’t like gun and I’ve told him over and over again b/c he always talked about getting one. The same day I found out he was cheating it’s the same day I found out he had bought a gun and had it for a while too with out telling me and I forgave him for that also. He bought a car with out letting me know, opened a back account without me knowing and as you can see the pattern and I can go on and on and on and I forgave him too. Now I’m at the point now that I might just have to walk away from the man I love… much more can I take? I got up to read my bible this morning and I didn’t…..I went online and looked up disappointment and this was one of the search result. I cried and I prayed at the same time while I was reading because your encouragement and the scriptures empowered me. I stopped crying and I’m trusting God whatever the outcome may be. Thank you so much! God bless you….

  105. Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put your confidence in man”

    This verse is the exact center of the Bible (kjv). Whenever somebody lets me down, this Scripture comes to mind. It really helps me to keep things in perspective. People will let you down, but God NEVER will. Thank You for this excellent article!

  106. Dear beloved one’s in Christ
    The word disappointment,is your life it’s soo difficult for everyone unless you pray

  107. You have no idea what this post has just done for me and I know without a doubt that I was meant to come across it. Thankful that I am LOVED by HIM! Thank you my sister in Christ…

  108. Tara, Did you ever think that God would touch so many lives with the precious, thoughtful words you wrote?! I wonder just how many people have read this post and found exactly what God wanted them to find!
    God is so good. I appreciate you and your willingness to obey and trust God’s prompts/timing, even when it’s not convenient. You have really encouraged me. Seeing your obedience (in taking the time to write these words) and how the words have provided much needed encouragement to people with real needs, is so inspiring! When we are faithful with the small things, He will entrust us with much greater things! Thank you.

      • Thank God for you have been a blessing to us. It refreshes my soul and joyfully sing hallejujah to the most high God. His name is higher. His name is above every names including disappointment. Praise God!!!

  109. Thank you so much for sharing this message from God <3 🙂 I was in deep hurt looking for comfort when I found your blog. God Bless you!

  110. Dear Tara, God bless you for writing how scripture can help with disappointment. I am 3 weeks away from having my youngest daughter her husband and 2 grandsons move cross country. I have another daughter and her family that moved to the west five years ago. We work for the same national company. I had hopes of also relocating west as well. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like I will be chosen to relocate through my employer. I trust that the Lord knows what’s best for me. His will be done. However my understanding and acceptance of his will does not make the pain and disappointment less. I witnessed the birth of both children and baby sat the older one for two years. Please pray that the Lord will grant me patience. Thank you

  111. I have had trial after trial for 3 years . I use to be very active in my church and served in leadership in several churches . I lost my job after 22 years at a hospital , due to a failed back surgery and I may be facing another one . Only tonight did I really let myself deal with my disappointment in God . I know that from here he can start to heal my heart and emotions . My home was foreclosed on before Christmas and now The place that God had provided there was a mix up and I have to come up with 800.00 to turn my power on do we can move home . I and my hubby are with my daughter in a 1 bedroom house with 6 dogs . My disability has not been approved yet . Please keep this in prayer .

  112. I discovered your blog last night. Read through the 13 scriptures several times as I read your comments regarding them. I wake up this beautiful Sunday morning having just had the best sleep I’ve ever had in the past 11 monthes. The nature of my disappointment is such that, well I know the effects are going to be around for a while if not for the rest of my life.

    I thank God for you and what HE inspired you to write. You wrote it in 2013 and it is still blessing many. I felt myself sinking into extreme sadness and depression. I know God’s word. I’m a bible teacher. You little blog with its sincere comments and familiar verses has set my feet back on the rock. If God is for us who can be against? Thanks for your obedience that night so long ago

  113. Having a hard time with a hurting heart. The feeling of complete disappointment from someone that is suppose to love you and your child. Nico

  114. When you wrote this did you ever think 3 years later you would be answering a much needed prayer? I didn’t know where to start with dealing with the disappointment I was dealing with. I had tried to be grateful for the little things, but the bad just seemed to out weight the good. I am thankful for this today. It was a much needed wake up call. God is so good at showing us what we need. We just have to be willing to wipe the tears from our eyes to see what He is doing. Thank you

  115. Thanks for this! It helped me a lot. God is much bigger than my disappointments! It’s all about trust! Trusting the Lord for He knows everything and He has better plans for me! Thank You so much! I was blessed! =)

  116. Thank you so much for this beautiful post, I was crying all morning about this job that I really wanted. But reading this post, I realised I should not be angry with God for not giving it but grateful that I will gain a unique lesson from it. I know my time will come so I leave everything over to him. God bless.

  117. My disappointment was not getting the job I was sure was meant for me. 🙁 Like others here, I also googled verses to do with disappointment because I prefer standing on the word of God to spiralling into dark thoughts!! I liked seeing Ephesians 5:20 in your list. It reminds me of an old book I read by Merlin Caruthers ‘From Prison to Praise’ the gist is, to praise God and give thanks for EVERYTHING (even the bad) in so doing, all things work together for our good, he shares some amazing testimonies. Another verse to add your list could be: ‘But he knows the way I take, when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold’ Job 23.10 Thank you for your encouraging and strengthening post, still impacting lives 4 years down the line!! Praise God x

  118. Hi Tara,

    Thank you so much for this. I was actually dealing with what i consider a small disappointment actually though i was wallowing about it too long and too loudly. But i feel so blessed to see you sharing this. I already remembered some of the verses, but with you writing them down here, it is a different level of encouragement. You made me feel once again that God is really close to those who are broken-hearted and His plan is good.

    With you too, it seems ure dealing with a much larger disappointment than me. But yes, i believe He is really close to you too my dear, and i pray that you will be given strength and patience and a lot of encouragement and consolation in this stage of life.

    I thank you for writing this article and become God’s extension when i feel lonely because my family and friends may not really understand or really care (and sometimes, cant really blame them. Its okay, ppl have a lot of things to lookout for themselves too). You made me remember again, through this article, that God is ever present, and He cares. Thank you for that, thank you for getting up and writing this article. I feel blessed to have read this, and so grateful for God for the chance

  119. I’m heartbroken, my step-daughter ran out of the house few day ago,but before this incident she coursed a lot of problems with entire family. There’s no peace at home when she with us,my wife and I keep wondering what went wrong for she has only been with us for two years after I moved her to the states. Because of all the lies that she told to different members of the family and never take responsibility of her actions everyone is not getting along. I loved her with all my heart, had a great plan for her future but now all is lost. I have prayed,as why me but so much discouraged and disappointed. Can someone help?

  120. I never thought someone I thought loves me so much can hurt me so badly. MY FIANCEE made another lady pregnant and only told me after the child was born and child is 3months when he propose to me he new the lady is pregnant. Iam so hurt and disappointed is painful. I can think straight don’t know what to do . I Need GOD to take away the pain.

  121. Thank you so much Lord for keeping Tara up in the night so that she could pen these amazing, heartfelt words of encouragement that have ministered deep into my soul today. Tara, there have been many who have tried to say the right things during my time of disappointment but I believe that God let me to your blog today because you said exactly what needed to be said. Thank you for opening up your heart and allowing the Lord to minister directly to me through your words.

  122. I just read this piece. I am very grateful to you. My wedding was cancelled by my partner just a week before the wedding day. It’s been a week now and I do not know where to start my life from. i have prayed and prayed yet no sign of hope from her. She has stopped answering my calls now. In fact this the biggest challenge for me now. I can’t go to church nor resume work. I just do not know what to do. I just typed “bible verses when disappointed in life” and your piece popped up. God bless you. I am really gratful.

  123. Thank you for writing this three years ago. It was well thought out and obvious that you were dealing with disappointments at the time. It helped me organize my thoughts to deal with my disappointments.

  124. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this…it is just what I needed right now! God has used you mightily, thank you for the encouragement!

  125. Man,… this hit me so hard and made me tear up. I’m going through hell and even then, I know there are people all around me hurting worse. I have to be thankful that my disappointments are not as hard as they are for others, but why do I still feel so much hurt? I’ve been a crying, sobbing and angry mess the last few weeks and reading this helped me so much. Thanks for this and god bless!

  126. I found this blog after searching “what does the Bible say about disappointment,” little thing have been adding up and I needed to hear these words. I cried a little and smiled some and feel so much better and empowered with the verses you have provided. I’ve taken it to Him and trust His ways are better than mine. Thank you for your blog, it has helped allot.

  127. Thanks so much for your words. Grieving over a terrible hurt from yesterday. Thought that an old cherished relationship was beginning again only to learn that after getting close again that their is someone else in his life. I was so shocked I couldn’t breathe. I know I’ll get over it in time but right now I just feel so alone and lonely. I wish I could have that one special person in my life. I know the lord has me in his care but right now I’m in so much pain

  128. Wow! Reading this really hit home….crazy how sometimes you feel like you are the only one feeling like this…after reading this I felt a level of comfort that I haven’t felt in days…passages are really eye opening…gotta leave it up to the lord to guide me he will get me thru this feeling of disappointement…thank you for sharing this!!

  129. As I was scrolling through years of comments I realized how important your words are, not just to me, but to so many.
    Thank you for doing what you do.
    Had never thought to allow myself to grieve over disappointments. I feel like I have a plan to move forward.

  130. I came to this site when searching for “disappointed with God” I guess one shouldn’t be surprised when people disappoint us altho the more we love or trust them the more it hurts. I know the “pad” answers but I have prayed freverently about an end to a hostile and manulipative court procedures toward my son from his ex. I don’t understand why she is allowed to continue with venonmous treatment and lies and get’s by. Continue with “made up” motions( usually even same motions replayed time and time again.) I won’t take the space to say everything but this person carried on an affair while living with my son, abandoned her 2 children and aborted his child (most likely his) without telling him she was pregnant. She moved in with a convicted felon and became pregnant within 3 months after aborting that child and choose to have his. She lies under oath, has managed to not pay support for a year and 4 months and get’s away with it by filing motion after motion in court. Our family is nearing $60,000 in attorney fees. While my son did win primary and custody ( All glory to God ) still she continues with harassment, mistreatment to the children ( yes, she still gets visitation despite her behavior and her live in is a violent felon with convictions of assault and other charges). I have prayed so hard for an end to this without harm to anyone. Yet it continues and she comes out without any responsibilities and smelling like a rose. It isn’t up to me to “judge” or hold her accountable for her actions. I understand that. We just request an ending. Peace to move forward in all the healing. The children cry and become depressed and anxious/fearful when they have to visit. My hope and confidence is still in God. But I’m so hurt and disappointed with where we are right now. What about when God doesn’t stop the storm and we are all sinking? What then? How much mistreatment and iresponsibility will He allow before He steps in… I’m so hurt. Anyone else ever struggle with disappointment with God’s response.

  131. Pray for me dear ones. Things have been very hard for me since 5yrs ago when I left my hubby but God Blessed me with a baby and it’s more than happiness for me. I’ve not been able to live alone and sustain myself and my child but God brought along someone who really loves us and wants to share a life with us. I have received alot of dissapointing words from close family members…. Yes… Even my mother says some very hurting words cos of my financial strains.
    Pray for me dear ones that as I start my new life with my loved one that we shall be Blessed and God’s favor be upon us. That God will expand our territory so I can forget my difficult times.

  132. I am sad that I am so used to disappointment that I just automatically expect it these days. It seems that I have had tragedy after tragedy in my life. When things are good I do not enjoy the feeling because I know the other shoe is going to drop. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I release my everything to Him. Bad things just keep coming and coming. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of bright spots in between but they get overshadowed by the size of the bad things that go on. I pray every day that the devil loses his grip on my life. I lost my first husband to suicide, then his father committed suicide 7 years later, but before he killed himself he wrote his two grandchildren from my husband out of his will. My daughter has a congenital heart defect, my son suffers from mental instability and has been raped and molested by a family member, he has struggled with addiction, jail time and just basically functioning. I just want life to stop and give me a break for a minute….

  133. Thank you so much for this. I found out yesterday that my little brother got his girlfriend pregnant. I am so hurt, disappointed and heartbroken. We have no money and my mum who is a single mother has been struggling to pay our college fees. We are four kids. I am sad about what this means for his moral character. I am also burdened by what society and the external family will think. We live in Africa, where this sort of thing is unacceptable in our culture. My mother is disappointed as well because she has been through so much, the loss of both her parents, followed shortly by the loss of her husband (our dad). Then a couple of years later her only brother dies as well. I am worried about my mum because I feel her life has been a series of disappointments. And when she expects her kids to bring her good news for a change, my brother goes and does this. I have a class this morning but I don’t know how to go out there and pretend everything is normal. I can’t wrap my mind around it. I am sorry for my long comment, but I just needed to tell somebody. Thank you for this because as I read it, it gave me a sense of peace. I will keep reading it each time I start to get anxious again. Thank you so much and I pray God helps you through whatever you may be facing. To those that keep their eyes on Him, He is faithful.

    • Hi Jake, i was born and brought up in Africa and i know exactly what you mean. Just keep encouraging your mum and talk to your brother. I believe something good will come out of all this. This too shall come to pass. God is surely working behind the scene and a break through is just at the corner. keep praying, keep trusting, keep up with the faith.

  134. I googled for scripture for disappobtmrment and this blog came up from years ago to present. I know about an unexpected pregnancy in a loved ones life. It is shock and many disappointment. But The Lord says Choose Life and He will honor and protect and provide that Life! Hecwill restore Allllll that was lost or stolen! I u derstand the worry of how society might judge and the struggle but The Word says that when one repents and changes their ways God is faithful and just and forgives us of alll our sin and washes away the unrightness. A woman pastor just shared a couple weeks back about how we don’t know what’s around the corner. No matter how bleak or strained or terrifying really a situation is , we don’t know what’s around the corner! I ve had more than my share of dissapointment in my life. And just reading the original blog when you said Ask God why this happened gave my soul grounding as I remember to tell Him how I feel. recentky I ve had disappointment at work. But your blog shows me this is not uncommon to man. I’m. It the only single parent / close to 60. My child and grandchildren are beautiful and healthy. We have a home a job vacations church …… things are not how I want in family and relationships but God Has A plan!!thank you for this blog years ago anointed by the Himy spirit . God bless you

  135. Hi!, thank u so much for ur blog, it helps me a lot to understand God’s way and his holy plan for me, because I got so many simple, beautiful and pleasing dream to God, but things won’t work and I can’t have it even it is just within my reach, I can say I am Godly but still sometimes I lost hopes, but my trust in him and in his plan is my priority, thank u so much, it encourage n inspired me a lot, God bless u n ur family!

  136. Where do i begin, i really feel like im going out of control my lease is up in our apartment my husband is working as hard as he can i have two children one has many disabilities, have no placeto live when we leave here no family to help behind in my car payment found a place just dont have enough money to get in behind in mycar payment checking overdrawn i am very over whelmed not sure where to tuen then came across this and seeing your hope and others i am not giving up ohhh lord no i am not giving up thank you for writing your post.

  137. Ever since I can remember I have had a childlike faith in God. Raised in a wonderful church, I have always been active, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, playing the piano, and trying to use the talents and abilities God gave me for His glory. I have always felt strong in the Lord and believed He would guide me. But now that I am 68 years old, the debilitating disappointment is just so overwhelming … it’s much harder than I thought it would be. I’m so disappointed in myself that I haven’t been able to get my weight under control – it has stolen all my dignity and self confidence and energy. I haven’t been able to get out of debt – at this late point in my life, I must work full time and I’m so tired and downhearted. It seems everywhere I turn someone is showing me their new home or telling me about their wonderful trip … the fun they are having in retirement. Or worse … they ask me, “When in the world are you going to retire?” Do they think I WANT to this? Can you imagine how it hurts to smile and say something like “Well, some day.” All I have is work and worry and struggle and disappointment. I feel like a weak, sad version of that young Christian person I used to be. I pray so hard sometimes … I don’t know how to pray any harder or any more. Often I cry as I pray, just begging and pleading for help of some sort … for a way out of this trap. My husband is loving and wonderful but he can’t do anything to help — sees me off to work for 10-11 hour days and helps me cook supper when I get home. Day after day after day. I’ve been able to paste a smile on my face and have faith that things will change for so many years, but I’m just so tired. Tired of being depressed and disappointed … tired of running until I drop … tired of being tired and down all the time. Where are you, Lord? I’ve always believed in and depended on you … I’ve always asked for your guidance and tried to follow your way. And now I feel abandoned. I read these other posts and I know I’m not alone – some folks have problems far worse than mine. But after so many years of fighting … I’m just so tired and let down and sad. There’s just no light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for listening.

  138. I was in need of HELP for my relationship. Me and my ex boyfriend has been dating for 2years. The cause of us breaking up is because I was listening to what people say about him and I started accusing him of cheating. and he was really cheating. i caught him cheating. We broke up for two months. We never after the incidence. But I really want him back but idk what to do. I’ve been trying to get him back but he won’t budge. He say he tired of me and don’t want to be in a relationship with me anymore. ?? I had to win my way back into his heart, i was heartbroken and i used to love him with all my heart, i tried everything to repair our relationship but nothing came alright, luckily enough i was browsing on the internet and i saw testimony of clients who talked about Dr Mack and also i saw his email address [email protected] com, i thought may be its was a joke but my heart was restless until i contacted him and i used his spell and it worked so nice, his spell made my boyfriend to take me back as his girlfriend, it also made my boyfriend to love me more, anyone who want his or her lover back should contact Dr_Mack

  139. I found the scriptures helpful. Sometimes you pray, read the word of God and even confess God’s promises yet nothing seems to change. After earnest prayers, no answer. At that point, one become discouraged especially when people around you begin to mock you.

  140. At this point in my life I am very discouraged. My dream was to teach school and it is like God has shut every door to where it never works out. I have given up. I don’t feel encouraged any longer. I have prayed but I hear or see nothing.

  141. This is so helpful to me. I have had several disappointments over the last 7 years. Moving forward has been quite the challenge when it seems like you keep getting hit with one thing after another. I will definitely have to draw nigh to God and have this mindset to thrive again. Thanks so much for allowing God to use you in this capacity.

  142. Thank you for your words, I really needed to hear them tonight. My husband passed when I was 30, then I was diagnosed with MS when I was 35, shortly after that I lost my job and had to move back home. Was running out of money and had to move in with my parents. All my things are sitting in storage collecting dust and I can’t do anything about it. I used to dance before the Lord and felt so close to Him but ever since I moved back home I haven’t been able to find a place where I can do that. I miss that. All I ever wanted in life is to have a family. Marriage and children. I’m 46 and feel like time is running out. So my fear is that I will never get my one desire in life which is to have a family. And I just want to know why not and will I ever get my dream of having a family. So I know what disappointment feels like because I feel like I live it every day.
    Tonight I found encouragement through what you wrote. Thank you. Thank you for allowing God to use you to teach someone like me and many others. May God truly bless you for your obedience to Him.

    • Laurie, I read your post and felt so sorry! We all have our struggles, buh I knw God hears the cry of the broken! Hold unto him..

  143. I saw light having read this passage, I have prayed and fasted for a visa to study at Memorial University Canada, I have been stagnant for some time after my contract job ended in 2015… Getting a job has been tough buh I taught of moving to another country for a greener pasture even as I have a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering… I will continue to hope on God…. Thanks for the insight

  144. Lately I have been dealing with anger and vengance against my kids stepmom. For years we couldnt find a way to get along. I tried so many times for the sake of my children, I knew it was best. But when dealing with a person who has hangups about you being once married to their husband its bound to surface from time to time. There was a time when we were getting along when my son almost died. She was who I leaned on in the hospital and I was so grateful for the friendship. She even went as far as to say she was sorry and would work on keeping our relationship good. Needless to say things went back to the old ways of not getting along, saying terrible things about me to my kids so I just decided to let it go. Now we are thrown together again and I am suffering from anger and resentment. I started searching and came across this blog. Thank goodness because it explains what Im feeling. I had no idea I was disappointed. I was feeling stubborn and digging my heels in not wanting to deal with her. Thank you for the verses to help me past this.

  145. Thank you for being obedient in your own disappointment to encourage others. I wrote them all down and will read all the scriptures you listed with all 6 headings. I was crying when I found you. Jesus knew!

  146. Thank you for this, just dug me out of a career disappointment. i get this heavy pangs and i feel like cutting my heart out. but while i read through i found peace in knowing that God is in control. Thank you..

  147. Is 5:26 am; I read your post. My heart was heavy and to be honest I was mad at GOD. I have been practicing for a test over a year, & I took it five times& failed. I don’t understand, I believe in GOD, I AM SAVED I DOING THE RIGHT THING IN LIFE… I really need to past this test, yes I have another chance.

    Your post and scriptures really really help, it help, i am still hurting, I know I have to press on.

    Scripture that help: Psalm 34:18

  148. I came across your blog that looks like it was posted 4 years ago and people are still being blessed daily by it! What an awesome testimony! After reading some of the comments, it made my little disappointment look senseless. Like many said, all of our disappointments are different. I am sure like many of you, dealing with teenage girl disappointments are hard. I have a beautiful daughter who wasn’t ask to Homecoming and is usually left out. And it Texas, Homecoming is a big deal!! I am not saying she is perfect but does try to do the right thing. She does not have much confidence and all of her “friends” are going with someone else. I know God has a plan for her. Just hard to sit and wait.

  149. Praise the Lord. My God is working in the background. Thank you Lord for the grace showered on the writer. God bless you further and make further impacts in many more lives.

  150. Hi Tara, I see it was over 4 years ago that you wrote this post but, as in all God’s ways, it is timeless. It was timely for me to read it at this time… your scriptures are so relevant and fit so well. I have one other I am calling on at this time in my life – “My grace is sufficient for you, my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12.9. I talked to a close friend and spiritual confidante about my current situation and disappointment instead of my usual talk alone with God at the beach…. she’s wonderful and that helped, but actually, the discussion with God alone would have been even better!! Blessings, Judy

  151. Thank you. Thank you for writing this. It has blessed me in a time of sorrow and I thank God for using you to encourage the disheartened. God bless you.

  152. I just want you to know that God made you write this because He I needed to be reading it now. I have been praying for how I can deal with a crushing disappointment. I he has answered my prayer. God bless you and Glory be to Him, our Father who knows our every need

  153. Thanks Tara… you were led by the spirit to write this piece. It has given me hope after a disappointing news I heard today. God led me to read this message. I’m no more down casted, rather I AM HOPEFUL. Thanks. I’m writing from Nigeria.

  154. Good writing. The sin of wallowing in disappointment is a deadly trap. I particularly appreciated these words:

    “Cry. Exercise. Read. Do whatever it is that releases the sadness, the disappointment, the defeat.
    And then, eventually, you have to stop grieving and move on.”

    I would add this: Don’t fall into avoidance behavior. Face the “things.” Own them. I have seen others close to me, and engaged in this myself: using something, anything to distract from the overwhelming nature and hurt of disappointment. It can take a myriad of forms, this escapism, but it is just a terrible a trap as the disappointment itself. A Christian has to accept the place where they are at “okay” because that spot is exactly, perfectly, uniquely, precisely the place where the Lord is fully with them. Submitting like this is freeing.

    Consider the life and experiences of Joseph in Genesis… remember what he went through? Boy did he ever know what disappointment felt like! He grieved over his circumstances, but that guy, wow, he just hung on to his God and every single step of the way, yielded to Him and honored Him day after day after day no matter what. And just LOOK what came about! It was such a long and weary process for him, but even in the worst of circumstances, all through the whole process, God brought amazing blessing to him, showed him tender kindness, and treated him with compassion and through it all had a larger plan to use him to bless and save others. What an example to us all!

  155. I know your wrote this five years ago, but it truly feels like God had my broken, disappointed spirit in mind when you wrote this. Every single word resonated with me and made my heart jump- “I don’t have to understand why this happened, because God does!!”
    Thank you so much for writing this. Thank you so much for being an intrustment in the hands of our Mighty God.

  156. I googled verses about disappointment, and your blog was the first hit. Your words and the verses you quoted were EXACTLY what I needed. Your blog, composed during your night of sadness and disappointment, was my perfect answer to prayer. Thank you for listening to God and for sharing. Blessings to you.

  157. All wot have to say is to say a big thanks, my God will bless you and your ministry and ur family in Jesus mighty name Amen, I need ur teasing more, and ur sport in my ministry her in Africa, I ma pastor over a church, in Benin Republic her, and ur prayer over my ministry, thanks very much in Jesus Christ name Amen thanks.

  158. Was searching for a scripture to give my grandson to help him thru a disappointment and many tears and was led to read your words. So thankful as they are an answer to prayer.

  159. Thank you very much
    GOD have really used you to put smile on my face this night.
    Almight and most high GOD I worship you

  160. Tara, thank you for sharing this. I needed it. At 60ish I am in a job I don’t like and I am feeling burnt out. After years as a single mom, I recently married a wonderful man who works in sales. I thought life would become easier with 2 incomes but the second income is not there. We live mostly on my income. The disappointment I’ve felt has been hard to shake. Work friends at my age are redoing their homes, buying new furniture and going on trips to other continents or cruises. There is a sadness that lurks beneath the surface but I try to be grateful for what I have. It’s time to move on from the grieving and put it behind me. God knows my heart and has heard my prayers. I trust and wait on Him.
    I appreciate the words you shared and I appreciate the chance to share my grief incognito. God bless !

  161. Thank you so much for this! I was searching for some words of comfort for my son who did not get a job he was hoping for. He is a believer, and does trust the Lord. Your words are exactly what I wanted to say. I’m bookmarking your blog! God bless you!

  162. This absolutely blessed my soul! I was in such a broken place when I read this and I had just began to pray and I asked God to help me heal from my situation …and this email popped up and my inbox…I bless God for you and I pray that he continues to use and bless you!

  163. Thanks you so much for this blog. You know when I thought everything was in place in my relationship it turn out that I’m just worth nothing.
    The verse’s just encouraged me that all hope is not lost thank you for sharing

  164. I’ve read so many encouraging comments, i didnt expect to feel an awakening in my time of stress,disobeying God. God bless you all !! Lets pray for the nations stronghold of drugs. I too, have to pray myself out of it.

  165. I need this. I’ve got 2 remove myself from “why me ?” or why not me? I’m 60 and cannot remember my life w/o it being pure pain. I have to RIP it out and replace it with Gods love and promises, I can’t nor want 2 die w/out joy, prosperity, health and His promises I have prayed so fervently for, not come 2 pass in my lifetime to enjoy for many years to come.

  166. thank you for all the verse, my husband was involved in a car incident with my car when i approach the insurance company they said that my policy did not cover the damage and incident so they won’t assist me with any thing. the car still belong to the bank so now i have to pay for the car which is no more, am very disappoint and get angry at some point not understanding the whole situation. after reading i hope i will wait for God’s plan and believe that he is preparing me for greater and more blessings.

  167. thanks for writing this, it was needed …. sometimes talking to your girlfriends just isn’t enough to be made whole again

  168. Thank God for the life from March 8 1994 to April 4 2019. But God why have you created me in this world to suffer like this, is not battle for me died than live in this life. From my child hood, i was suffering, no mother, only her pictures i used to watch, she is very beautiful. From my primary school, secondary school i have suffering especially in the morning and afternoon no food, no one will cook it at home. No uncles or cousins care about me. During my primary school i used to work on house building cement, but after they cheat or disappointed me especially in money. After finished my secondary school in 2012 i want for computer training for seven month. Them after that, landlord brother son who live in India send money to his daddy for them to start building, his father told me how much i will take park the block they mould, i charge him 10naira pair each one, and he agreed, it take me about four weeks for me to parks the blocks. Them i told the man to pay me my money, he told me to go and get calculator which is i do, he press 5naira times 7410 the blocks, it pains me in heart which cause me to start crying. About 7410 blocks. Then after about two month my mother brother visit us and told me whether i will continue my education or business i told him i want to study more, he told me to put jamb, i used my money take the exam, which is grace of GOD i pass the exam and get admission at Oko ploy and IMT, them i call the man to told him the good news that i get admission, he disappointed me. them four month latter i get job in Methodist, were i was working as exam paper typing both in church and they school student. At the the end of the month the man that is Rev pastor delayed to pay me my salary, that makes me to have problem with him and i quit the job. I started look for work to do, i learning how to do P.O.P. one day me and one guy that teaches me the work want a long distance work, we spend almost 3weeks in that work, the guy go to my back and collected the money and refused to pay me my own money. It is a pain to me but latter i forget it. The worst part of it all those that cheating me, use to have problem one by one or even died. In 2013 my first year to spend December at village, i want to greetings my relations in our house which my daddy told me they are my brothers and my sisters. Them the woman i greet told me his son lived in Mozambique whether i will live with him, them i agreed. He put visa for me to Mozambique. When i travel they,i suffer in the hand of his wife she used to wicked me, also the works in shop is hard, but in my heart i will calm myself down and say in my heart ‘NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT’ i will not live here forever. One day his wife wicked me even i cried from house to shop, i send message to his husband that i want to travel back to Nigeria that all the money he pay for me i will pay him back, when he came to shop, he call me and start told me he want to help me make i calm down. One day i have problem in my hand which is problem of vine that connect blood in my head to hand, i told the man to give me money let me go hospital he told me tomorrow, if tomorrow i remained him he told me next, so i was very angered for that, after three week i meet him in his car and told him i want to know the year he will settle me, he told me to call my daddy, if i called my daddy he will told me his mother said that we are brothers and sisters no problem. Every year, the wickedness is going more high and higher, even we use to eaten only two in a day, but that one is not my problem. On 2018 my hand get worst problem but the man will live his works and second servant and carry me to whale house to searching tyres but no problem. One day the man started abuse me and the other guy, said our family are poor and wretchedness he put visa for us here if not will for died in Nigeria with hungry. It a painful for that word which make me angry and told him which year he will settle me again he told me the same thing again, it cause me to be angry every day because am in hopeless, no future. Then one day we have problem, from that day he started give 1 money pair day, that is only in the night. This makes me to think about settlement. I told him that i have spend for him long that i need to go, he told me let go back to Nigeria i told him, let him settle me here but he refused. Them i agreed for him, we travel together he reach Ethiopian and gave me 100 dollar, and told me he is going to Dubai. So i want only me down to Nigeria, when i reach i spend two month wait for the man to come. He letter call my daddy he will be back on December to settle me, which cause me pain, i started suffering from one house to another, i spend 8 month on Nigeria before he came back on February 3 and give me 1million which is in that money i will pay people that give me money when i was suffering. After that another stuffeness still continues which is i didn’t know the day it will end… still continue…………………… now my eyes open that i have spirit of disappointment, i really need man of God and help psalm 121

  169. I am dealing with depression right now it seems like nobody really cares am 26years and still live with my mother all I have been praying for is that I can travel to abroad Europe or America soo that I can work and take care of my mother anybody I ask for help don’t really care and sometimes I even ask my self is God real and I also strongly believe that God is real but always disappointed from those u promise to help…the aspect of Phillpian 4;6 keeps me going anybody with help too can help me come overseas

  170. Thank you for this. I too woke up in the middle of the night. Checked my score on the qualifying papers for an exam I had slogged for and hoped and dreamed for. I realized that I am not going to clear it. Not because I didn’t know, but because my mind was flustered and I didn’t trust my gut instinct. my heart feels like its breaking, with this dream of many years slipping away once again.

    I wonder if this is gods way of saying I should give up or his way of asking me to fight on coz I have not done enough. I want to cry and wail. I am wondering why, why I had to make such silly mistakes.

    Its hard to have faith in a bigger plan. It’s hard but I am going to believe. I am going to strive once more and hope that he will help me leave this dream behind, once and for all.

  171. im just sad… it seems nothing ever goes the way i plan or hope. I have been doing a job for over 5 months. I applied for the position. and they are just now hiring for the position and they did not even ask me to interview and I have worked really hard over the last few months going over and beyond for the position. coming in early staying late etc.I feel used, embarrassed and most likely when they hire someone else I am going to leave just because I dont know how I am going to go back to the lower position with dignity. I really need the money because my children are going to college …my first in the fall and I only have a part time position. this new position was the breakthrough I had been praying for.

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