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Disappointment with God: An Enemy Platform
April 16, 2014
| By: Sam McVay, Jr. |
Category: Mid-week Devotion
"Things are not going the way that I expected in my life.”
"My prayers are not answered in the way or time that I think they should.”
" People and circumstances have really hurt me .”
“I did this for God and now look how hard my life has become."
These statements, as well as many like them, are said by people who are struggling with being disappointed with God. Whether they say it aloud or not, many people are inwardly disappointed with God and his ways in their lives. One definition of disappointment goes like this: not satisfied: unhappy because something was not as good, attractive, or satisfactory as expected, or because something hoped for or expected did not happen.
Disappointment with God is a real struggle that many go through in their spiritual lives. On one hand we could say, “Its only human to be disappointed with the way that things go in our jobs, marriages, finances, children, and our over-all lives- so just grin and bear it”. But there is something more dangerous about a heart that lives disappointed. The problem is that when we live this way we actually open up the door of our mind to the accusation from the enemy that- God is not good.
The serpent tried to convince Eve that God was holding back from them by not letting them eat of the forbidden tree. The enemy had first attacked God’s word with, “Did God really say?”. But then he attacked God’s nature with, "God knows when you eat of it you will become like God”. This was an outright attack on the “goodness” of God that ended up tempting them to rebel and disobey God.
This happens to many, they get disappointed with how something works out and then they begin to entertain lies from the enemy that keep saying, “God is not good" or "This would not be happening to you if God was faithful”. You see, the enemy assaults our hearts when they are saturated with disappointment with the Lord. Thus, it is vital spiritual warfare to remove, by an act of our faith, all traces of disappointment with God so that we can defeat the enemies deceitful words like, “God is not good”, or “If God was faithful this would not have happened to me”, or worse yet- “God has caused evil to come upon me”.
Disappointment with God is a culture of the mind in which the fungus of the lie that 'God is not good' grows rapidly. Battle disappointment with scriptures about God’s goodness like Psalm 145:9 which says, “The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made”. Add to this, the faith decision, and declaration, that God is good all the time no matter what happens. When you do this, you crush disappointment and close the door to the accusing enemy that loves to accuse your faithful Father.