Hello beloved child of God, I hope you’re fine by God’s grace. As for me, I’m fine thanks to God.

Thank you for clicking on the link and getting on this page to read this blog post.

For today’s blog post, I’ll start with a question: Have you ever been disappointed?

You could have been disappointed by yourself (not being able to keep promises you made to God and/or yourself) and/or you could have been disappointed by others.

No matter who disappointed you (whether others or your own self), there’s something you can do about that. Nevertheless, before we talk about what you should do once you’ve been disappointed, let’s talk a little bit about disappointment.

1. Expectation

Disappointment comes when an expectation is unmet.

In life, we are bound to hope, we are bound to expect. That’s how God created us.

Even the most pessimistic people used to hope a lot before and then gave up when they were disappointed. Also, they may not admit it openly, but somehow they still have hope, they still expect nice things to happen.

2. Trust

A second ingredient which is necessary for disappointment is trust.

When you take your money and give it to a civil engineer to build something for you, you trust this person to do the job for which you’re paying them. It’s now left to them to honour your trust by doing the job, or to disappoint you by not doing the job and disappearing with your money in their bank account.

When you get married to someone and promise to be faithful for the rest of your life, you trust this person to honour your wedding vows. It’s now left to them to honour your trust by sticking to your wedding vows and being faithful or to choose to cheat on you and then divorce you.

When you promise God that you will change and never commit “that” sin again, you trust yourself to do the right thing next time you’re tempted. It’s now up to you to do the right thing or to disappoint yourself by making the wrong decision.

As you see, you can’t be disappointed if you don’t trust.

That’s why disappointment is so painful, because you expect something favourable, you put your trust in the person who should make it come to pass, and then it doesn’t come to pass.

God’s Word gives us useful scriptures about trust.

Jeremiah 17:5‭-‬6 NIV

This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord . That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.

Cursed is the one who trusts in man

  • “I trusted in my best friend to take good care of my bag”
  • “I trusted in my boss to give me my salary every month”
  • “I trusted in my husband to make me happy”
  • “I trusted in my wife to keep being faithful to me”
  • “I trusted in my spouse to take good care of the kids in my absence”
  • “I trusted in my willpower to get over this addiction”

You see, there’s nothing bad in your friend taking good care of your bag, or your boss giving you a regular salary, or your spouse making efforts for you to be happy about your relationship and to take care of the kids and to be faithful, but you can’t put your trust in man for that because you will be disappointed.

Human beings can’t save themselves, they can’t control the future, more often than not they can’t even prevent themselves from sinning, only God can do such things.

Only God can do such things.

3. Moving On

Once you’ve been disappointed by someone, it’s just a reminder that human beings fail.

If you can disappoint yourself when you promise God that you won’t sin, how much more can someone disappoint you when they have promised something to you. A servant is no greater than their Master.

More often than not, you don’t even disappoint God because you hate Him or because you want to serve the devil, at times you just make the wrong choice and you beat yourself up like “why did I follow the flesh again? I want to serve God”

People don’t always intend to disappoint you.

You should forgive them, and you should forgive yourself. That’s what The Bible requires from you.

However, more importantly, you should also learn to take that trust away from human beings and put it in God

  • “I trust God to make my best friend able to take good care of my bag”
  • “I trust God to provide for me financially and to make my boss to give me my salary every month”
  • “I trust God to use my marriage as a source of enjoyment for me”
  • “I trust God to protect my spouse from infidelity”
  • “I trust God to take good care of the kids wherever they are”
  • “I trust God to help me get over this addiction”

In these cases, we have shifted the focus and trust from human being to God, and that’s how it should be.

Jeremiah 17:7‭-‬8 NIV

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord , whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

When you’ll read through The Old Testament, you will notice that many times the Israelites were in danger and instead of turning to God for help, they turned to idols which they made with their hands, or to kings from other countries to rescue them. God got angry with that because they should have know better that He was willing and able to help them.

Today again, we as human beings are tempted to put our trust in ourselves or in other human beings instead of turning to The Lord our God.

When you’ve been disappointed by someone, it is a sign that you were trusting in that person instead of trusting in God.

Forgive, and shift your trust. Transfer all of it to God, and don’t keep on blaming the person. They’re human after all, they were almost bound to disappoint you.

Now, put your trust in God.

I don’t say this because I’m so used to putting my trust in God all the time, I share this because I’m learning.


We’ll always be tempted to trust in the people or things we see instead of trusting in God that we don’t see. But faith is assurance about what we don’t see. We don’t see God but we know that He exists and He is there for us. He wants to solve our problems, He wants to listen to us as we tell him how our day was, what we did throughout the day, what we’re going through and what we need. The first person we have to run to when things go bad isn’t our best friend, parent, spouse, or even pastor, it’s God. So long as we’ll not learn to give this first place to God, and all our trust to Him, we will keep being disappointed by human beings.


Father Lord God Almighty I choose today to forgive and release everyone who ever disappointed me in my life, including myself. Also, I choose to put my complete trust in You from this day forward. Teach me Lord to do this, in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

It’s Now Your Turn

Which active steps will you take this week to put your trust in God and not in man?

Please let us know in the comments section.

This week, if a problem pops up, instead of running to someone for help, first go to God in prayer, tell Him your need and ask Him “what do we do now?”. Listen for His answer and obey.

Also, once you’ve prayed and gotten a solution from God, don’t dramatize it and publicise it. It’s okay even if no one knows that you’re going through a problem, so long as God solves it it’s fine. Someday God willing you’ll share that testimony. Focus on acting on the solution God gave you instead of calling everyone to complain about your struggles.

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