There is no one I know of that has not experienced disappointment at one time or another – it is simply a part of life – however, disappointment if left unchecked is a dangerous thing.
Disappointment breeds unbelief. Unbelief is a partnership with a demonic force – the spirit of unbelief is looking for a way in to the life of a believer and disappointment will give him that open door. Disappointment comes when things happen in your life that you simply can’t understand – perhaps you were standing firm on the word of God, fasting and praying and still your prayers seem to go unanswered, this will cause disappointment.
Disappointment is defined as defeat of expectation, to hinder from the possession or enjoyment of that which was intended, desired, hoped for or expected. We take the word of God and we apply it to a situation and expect it to bring change, our desired outcome, and when it doesn’t happen the way or time we think it should, disappointment sets in.
Proverbs 13:12 says hope deferred makes the heart sick. I love the way the Message Bible says it, it says unrelenting disappointment makes the heart sick. For most Christians, it takes more than one attack from the enemy to bring the heart to a place of being vulnerable to sickness, it will take unrelenting attacks, attacks from every side.
When unrelenting disappointments come we have to deal with disappointment, if we don’t it will affect every single prayer we pray from that time forward. You will begin to see things through the eyes of disappointment instead of through the eyes of faith and when that happens, unbelief will become a part of your prayer life.
As the scripture says in Proverbs, disappointment makes you vulnerable to sickness and disease – in body and in spirit – I experienced that and found that we simply can’t afford to carry around disappointment. I believe one of the biggest hindrances to blessings and miracles in the life of an individual is the unresolved hurt and disappointment they continue to carry around. It affects your faith in God and opens the door to the enemy.
The good news is that God will take your greatest disappointment, your greatest loss and turn it into your greatest strength if you allow Him to. All you have to do is seek His face and ask Him to remove all disappointment from you and to completely heal your heart of every hurt – He will do it for you – He did it for me.
Remember, whatever the enemy means for harm, God means for good – allow God to turn every hurt and every disappointment for your good. Proverbs 13:12 says ‘Hope deferred makes the heart sick’…but it doesn’t stop there…it says ‘but when the desire comes it is the tree of life.’ Allow God to take you PAST disappointment and into life and life more abundantly.