Lately, my attention has been drawn to so many Facebook shares with quotes about what other people should do, but don’t do. The omission of love, the omission of loyalty, the omission of trust, the omission of affirmation, and the list goes on and on….. Disappointment….. Lack. Two words that stir the human heart to distrust, pain, anger, then offense, and finally judgement. We become so hurt, feel so unaccepted and rejected when those around us don’t respond to us in a certain way. We place an expectation on how our words, actions or presence will affect a person or a group of people. Especially those close to us. What a trap!!!
So, here’s the real question. Who and what are we placing our hope and trust in? No where in the bible does it give a guarantee that people will not disappoint us, and it is God’s desire that we become fully dependent on Him for everything pertaining to life and Godliness. Our hope should be in Him, and Him alone. For God does not disappoint. He alone is supreme. No one else on this earth can ever, or will ever love us the way that He does.
What do we believe?
Psalm 118:8 tells us that God is our refuge and it is better to trust in Him than man, and Romans 10:11 tells us that “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Also, Psalm 22:5 says to trust in The Lord. He does not disappoint. Is the picture becoming clearer?….. Really?….. Because God’s picture for us is one where we look to Him to affirm us. We look to Him for perfect love. We look to Him to find loyalty. We look to Him, the one who never fails us.
Sure, in this life we will have trouble and tribulations in relationships. But those are meant to be seen as opportunities to grow in faith, hope and trust in God. Not in faith, hope and trust in others. Those are only fruit of our faith, hope and trust in God.
Romans 5:3-5 Amplified says this:
3.”Moreover- let us also be full of joy now! Let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
4. And endurance develops maturity of character- that is, approved faith and tried integrity. And character of this sort produces the habit of joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
5. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
We, as children of God, should know God’s character and nature so intimately that failure, disappointment and lack have no place in us. All our fountains are in Him. He, alone is the Filler of our needs. In Him, we live, move and have our being. All the fullness of life can only be found in Him.
Praying that we all can truly grasp the height, the depth, the width and the breadth of the Father’s perfect love (Eph. 3:14-19) and that it permeates within us. Without His love, I don’t even want to think of where I’d be. So thankful to be called beloved daughter and beloved bride.
All our fountains are in God!