When you’re disappointed with God

Someone said, ‘When you pray for an oak tree sometimes God will give you an acorn.’

Don’t let your disappointment cause you to miss God’s answer. Look at what he’s given you and not at what he hasn’t.

Take care of that acorn and it will become the oak tree you are longing for.

When disappointment occurs, your faith is tested. Where you experience your deepest disappointment is actually an invitation to your greatest victory. Deep inside your loss is an acorn of God’s promise that contains the mighty oak of your eternal destiny.

There are two forces warring to find a resting place in your heart. One is from your spiritual enemy who is feeding you information that builds a case against God: “If God is so good then why…? Where was God when…? etc.”

The other force is the one voice that matters: what God is saying to you; what God is promising you; the good purpose and plan God is declaring over you. Yielding to what God is saying to you connects you with the most powerful force in the universe. God spoke and the universe was created. Jesus said to Peter one word, “Come” (Matthew 14:29), and Peter was walking on the water.

So look for the acorn God has given you. Pull up and cast out all the weeds and seeds of unbelief and contend for the one voice that matters. Take care of that acorn and watch that mighty oak start to emerge.

Author: Chuck Starnes

Chuck Starnes is a relationship coach who is passionate about helping couples find the safety, connection, passion and full-aliveness they are looking for together. He also helps organizations become more productive by improving relationship and communication skills.