Updated: Jun 7, 2020
In our lifetime, we have all experienced disappointments, failures, and even heartbreak. My grandparents' generation used to say, "If you haven't experienced any of these emotions, then keep on living!" Unfortunately, disappointments, failures, and heartbreak are all a part of life, and to be honest, no one wants to go through these emotions. So, here are 3 Tips On How To Deal With Disappointment:
1) Be Honest With Yourself About Your Feelings!
Rather than suppress your feelings, acknowledge them! It's not always easy, to be honest with yourself about how you feel. However, when you start with honesty, true healing can begin!
2) Give Your Disappointment(s) To God/Cast Them On Him!
One of my favorite scriptures from the Bible is 1 Peter 5:7, which says, "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you" (NLT). The best thing you can do while experiencing heartbreak and disappointment is to run to your Heavenly Father with your heavy heart. When you cast your cares, disappointments, failures, and heartbreak on Him, He will comfort your heart!
3) Do Not Isolate Yourself!
It is very important that you do not isolate yourself when you are dealing with disappointment and/or heartbreak. Often times we tend to isolate ourselves from both God and people when we experience these heavy emotions. When you isolate yourself from God, you give the Enemy, which is Satan, a foothold, or an opportunity to place thoughts in your mind that are contrary to what God has spoken concerning you in His Word. I want to encourage you to cling to God while dealing with the hurt of disappointment! Surround yourself with godly friends who can minister to your heart and spirit!
I'm sure it's safe to say that no one wants to experience their heart being broken or being let down. However, God can still use the pain of disappointment for the good and ultimately for His glory!
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" (Romans 8:28 NLT).