Being a human guarantees you one thing... at some point in your life, you will be disappointed! Disappointment knows no age. Think back to your childhood years. Maybe you asked for a certain toy for Christmas, but didn't get it. Or in the summer, you heard the ice cream truck, only to find out that your parents did not have any cash to get you an ice cream. That's just the little stuff.
As an adult, we can have much worse disappointments in life. Someone I care deeply about has been having a very rough disappointing few weeks.
It really got me thinking about today in the life of the disciples.
The 11 disciples that were left after Jesus died on the cross had to be HORRIBLY disappointed at the death of Jesus. They spent three years doing ministry with Him. Think about this.. they WALKED everywhere. There were no cars. They rode in boats when they could, but they walked with Him. They watched Him heal people. They saw Him break many many social rules by hanging out and talking to people that He should not have. He was a radical life changing person. (Well, actually, He still is that, but you get my point.)
Jesus told them several times what He was about to do. He even referenced that He would die and come back. Even though they had seen Him raise Lazarus from the dead, they did not think He would come back to life Himself.
I bet they were sitting around feeling horrible, confused, and heart broken.
They loved Jesus. He was their teacher and friend. Now He was dead and in tomb.
Sometimes life seems like we are standing in waves at the beach. The problems just keep coming and some are so hard, they almost knock you over.
As a Christian, if you have God as your foundation, you will be fine. At the beach, the sand under your feet can cause you to slip. That's why having God as your rock solid foundation can help you through things.
Life is never going to be perfect. That's a fact.
But our God, the God who loves us so much that He sent His Son for us, yeah Him...
the winds and waves still know His name.
During Jesus ministry, He was traveling by boat with the disciples and storm came up. (Mark 4: 35-41) He was asleep. The disciples were scared. The boat was rocking, I'm sure it was thundering and lightening... I would have been sick! LOL Jesus was cool. The disciples woke Him up and accused Him of not caring if they died in the storm. Jesus woke up, told the storm to be silent and still then asked why they had such little faith.
The wind and waves of disappointment will come.. just like how the disciples were feeling.
Hang on.. Sunday is coming!