Dealing with Disappointment

Supposed to be going with the family today to my son’s state gymnastics meet several hours drive away. But it is snowing and messy despite a few days ago going above 70 degrees. As he contemplates not going, I’m reminded how difficult it is to deal with life’s disappointments. What habits do we practice when things, big or small, don’t go the way we planned? Whining, pity parties, rage, despair, Stoicism? I’m inclined to be stoic on the outside but having a rage inside. The call of Psalm 73 and others is to bring our disappointments to God, admit them, and plea for help to see them as he does.  

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