By: Lou Yeboah
People will disappoint you! It’s a life lesson to realize, and the sooner you realize it the better off you will be. Believe me, I speak from experience. It hurts when people let you down; but its inevitable. It’s going to happen and its going to happen more times than you desire in your lifetime. There’s just no way around this. Why? Because the Bible’s uniform message is that failure and disappointment are an inevitable part of the human experience.
Yes, the Bible gives us a deep dose of reality. Failure and disappointment are on just about every page. No matter where we open our Bibles, we find failure and disappointment: Adam and Eve [Genesis 3], Cain and Abel [Genesis 4], Noah and his sons [Genesis 9], Abraham and Sarah [Genesis 16], Lot and his daughters (Gen. 19), Jacob and Esau [Genesis 27], Joseph and his brothers [Genesis 37], Nadab and Abihu [Leviticus 10], Aaron and Miriam Numbers 12], Israel and Canaan [Numbers 14], Moses and the rock [Numbers 20], Samson and Delilah Judges 16], Samuel and his sons [1 Samuel 8], David and Bathsheba [2 Samuel 11], Solomon and his harem [1 Kings 11]. And on and on it goes, right into the New Testament, where we find disciple after disciple and church after church marked by failure and disappointment.
There is only one place where you can put your hope and it will never be disappointed, and that is when you put your hope in God. If you put your hope in people, people will disappoint you. If you put your hope in the church, the church will disappoint you. But if you put your hope in God, God will never disappoint you.
Isaiah 31:1 – Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because [they are] many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Psalms 118:8 – [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Trust in God rather than in Men!