Disappointment

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Letter in envelope with the text "God, actually... I want a husbnad more than you"

God, You're Not Enough for Me

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For a time in my life, I knew very clearly that God was not good enough for me. In fact, I told God I’d much prefer a husband than Him.
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When God Isn't Who You Thought He Was

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Some years ago, my family went through quite an upheaval as we transitioned from one country to another. The transition unearthed in me something unsettling about my own understanding of who God is.
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3 Things I Got Wrong About Trusting God

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We all know what it’s like to grapple with hurt or disappointment when our trust gets broken or when we find ourselves breaking someone else’s trust.

It’s Okay To Feel Disappointed

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Oftentimes, a deeper question lies at the root of our “whys”: we feel pained by what is happening, we know God is all-powerful, and so we don’t understand why God allowed it, why He doesn’t make things better. Is it okay to feel disappointed? Absolutely. Can we live with it and still trust God? Yes.

3 Ways to Remain Faithful When Life Seems to be Going Nowhere

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My heart trembled as I scanned through the email. My worst fear had come to pass. My application to join an international arts group wasn’t accepted. Coupled with a slew of other job rejections I had received over the last 10 months, this was the last thing I needed.
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How Can I Pray with Confidence When Life Is So Uncertain?

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Do you ever pray with reservations? It goes like this: you ask God for something, but you’re not sure if He’ll give it; so you still pray but you’re not holding your breath, because you don’t want to get your hopes up.

Shattered Dreams

A friend had been working at a job he loved for many years when he was suddenly laid off.

4 Ways to Reignite Joy When Life Feels Disappointing

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“Sian . . . I had to cancel my travel plans.” That is probably one of the most frequent complaints I’ve heard from both friends and even myself in light of the COVID-19 situation. While a cancelled holiday is a first-world problem that I’m not proud to be fussing over, especially when many others are struggling to stay afloat, I had been looking forward to a nice holiday after months of working hard, and that disappointment in seeing my plans fall apart is real.

How God Worked Through My Failures at Work

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In January, for some reason I did poorly enough that my manager called me out in the department meeting as the staff who scored the lowest audit. I laughed it off to hide my shame, and assured my boss that I would do better in the months to come. Outwardly, I seemed strong, but inside I was hurting from the condemnation.