Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Disappointment and failed expectations....

I have come to realize that I have been carrying some bitterness toward my beloved husband. He is a great man, great husband and great father but in that greatness there are still things that fail, and disappoint.

Have you ever been disappointed by someone you love? Have you had expectations of how things should be or handled?

In disappointment and expectations is the root of bitterness. What do you do when you are disappointed or an expectations has not been met? Most say nothing. Then when the next disappoint comes, you remember the first and second, with each disappointment or failed expectations you build a pyramid of bitterness. Till one day that pyramid is so big you either have to face it.

This question has come to mind...

As believers in Jesus Christ- is it right for us to have expectations of each other? (Especially if you have not verbalized those expectations)

Does the word of God say anything about this subject?

Hebrews 12

14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

The only thing I can seem to find are verses that tell us that we are to fix our eyes on Christ. We are to love in all situations, and forgive if you want to be forgiven.

1 comment:

  1. You know I have a road full of unmet expectations and a highway full of disappointments. I have never looked up verses regarding this. I just know for me, I have to keep giving my heart to the Lord. Sometimes its a daily giving and other times it's a minute by minute giving.
    In the end, I remember my mother and how hurt and anger had turned her heart so bitter, not until nearly her last few weeks on earth did she begin to give those things to the Lord and He began to heal her heart.


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