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Satisfied or Disappointed?

"Stop putting your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. How can they be of help to anyone?" ~Isaiah 2:22

Life is fickle. Things don't always turn out the way we planned. Sometimes careers, marriages, children and many other areas of our lives don't meet up to our expectations. The fact is, life can often be disappointing. Probably the hardest disappointment to deal with is when people fail us. Often, without meaning to, we trust in other people to fulfill us instead of God. We think, "This experience will make me happy" and if it doesn't, we become disappointed. Then we think, "This person in my life will meet my needs" and when they don't, we are disappointed. Or we think, "If I could just achieve this level of success and achievement, then I'll be happy and satisfied." When it doesn't make us happy and satisfied, we're disappointed. "If I can just buy this car"...and then it disappointed us. Any time we are disappointed, it is a warning light that we have trusted in something else for our happiness rather than trusting in God. It's a big red light that says, "My values are misplaced!"

God calls us to be people who focus on Him and trust Him to guide and protect us through all the many different situations and times of our lives. He will never disappoint us. People, things, and this life will fail us. GOD WILL NOT! Listen to His Word from the Bible and let it guide, protect and bless your life today:

"These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--and your faith is far more precious to God then mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by firey trials, it will bring you much praise and honor on the day when Jesus is revealed to the whole world" ~1 Peter 1:7

"Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern." ~Matthew 6:33

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