DayBreaks for 11/15/17 – Disappointments

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DayBreaks for 11/15/17: Disappointments

From the DayBreaks archive, November 2007:

From The Culture Shift, Robert Lewis and Wayne Cordeiro, 2005: 

“The great missionary explorer, David Livingstone, served in Africa from 1840 until his death in 1873.  Pastors Robert Lewis and Wayne Cordeiro tell of an incident from Livingstone’s life that illustrates why we need to be thankful in all things.

“David Livingstone was eager to travel into the uncharted lands of Central Africa to preach the gospel. On one occasion, the famous nineteenth-century missionary and explorer arrived at the edge of a large territory that was ruled by a tribal chieftain. According to tradition, the chief would come out to meet him there; Livingstone could go forward only after an exchange was made. The chief would choose any item of Livingstone’s personal property that caught his fancy and keep it for himself, while giving the missionary something of his own in return.

“Livingstone had few possessions with him, but at their encounter he obediently spread them all out on the ground—his clothes, his books, his watch, and even the goat that provided him with milk (since chronic stomach problems kept him from drinking the local water). To his dismay, the chief took this goat. In return, the chief gave him a carved stick, shaped like a walking stick.

“Livingstone was most disappointed. He began to gripe to God about what he viewed as a stupid walking cane. What could it do for him compared to the goat that kept him well? Then one of the local men explained, “That’s not a walking cane. It’s the king’s very own scepter, and with it you will find entrance to every village in our country. The king has honored you greatly.”

“The man was right. God opened Central Africa to Livingstone, and as successive evangelists followed him wave after wave of conversions occurred.  Sometimes, in our disappointment over what we don’t have, we fail to appreciate the significance of what God has given us.”

Disappointments are a dime-a-dozen.  I just finished teaching the story of Joseph in one of our Bible studies.  The thing that struck me about Joseph is that he had plenty of opportunity to be disappointed and discouraged at many of the things that had happened to him.  The jealousy of his own brothers seemingly knew no bounds.  He was thrown into a pit, presumably to be left for dead, but wound up being sold by his own blood into a life of slavery.  He went to prison after being falsely accused.  He was forgotten by someone he’d helped who could have gotten him out of prison.  He lived with the pressure of answering to the most powerful man in the world, and lived with the risk of failing in his mission to save the lives of the Egyptian people if his plan went awry.  He lived with the frustration of not knowing how his father and brothers were doing – or if they were even alive – for they were alienated by affection and distance.  He had plenty of opportunity to be disappointed in how his life had gone. 

Why didn’t Joseph get discouraged?  Because he knew he didn’t really answer to the most powerful man in the world – he answered to God, the very God who orchestrated all the events of his life.  I’m so impressed with his attitude in Genesis 45, realizing that God had led him through all those things for His purposes. 

If you are living a life of frustration and disappointment, I believe it is because we don’t see God’s hand in everything – turning evil to good for us – and we blame others for bad things, or even ourselves.  And seeing God’s overarching guidance and direction relieves us from the necessity of revenge, bitterness, unforgiveness, etc., as we learn to trust Him and to realize that the things that others may mean for our own harm, will instead turn out to our benefit.  

Are you disappointed with something that’s been taken from you or given to you?  Don’t judge too quickly – God has already given you His scepter to give you admittance to His home!

PRAYER: May we trust in You fully, and in Your goodness to us, even in the face of great evil.  Help us to not be disappointed with the lot in life that You may have charted out for us, but to see all of our lives as opportunities to know and experience Your leading.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright by 2017 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

DayBreaks for 12/30/15 – Great Expectations

DayBreaks for 12/30/15: Great Expectations

In just two days the new year will come screaming in like a newborn baby. We don’t have much choice about it – there’s nothing we can do to stop its arrival. You may face the coming year with a bit of anxiety or even fear. No one can tell you what the new year will hold for you and your loved ones. We shall have to wait and see.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t all have hopes for the new year, and dare I say it, even expectations? Most all of us expect that our health will probably be about the same as it was in 2015. Most will be correct about that expectation. Some will not. Most of us expect to have another Christmas season to spend with our loved ones, but some will not have that blessing. Most expect that they’ll continue to be employed, but some will certainly receive pink slips in the coming year. Some who are sick now may be better by the end of 2016. Some who are now single will find love and life-time companions for the journey. Some are expecting little bundles of joy and will receive them.

Expectations are common to all of us. But what happens when our expectations are not fulfilled? How will you deal with the frustrated expectations you will experience this coming year? They may be related to your marriage, your children, your work, your school, friendships or other matters. One thing for sure is that you will have some unmet expectations.

Let me suggest this: don’t let them shatter your faith! Dreams may be broken, but that doesn’t mean you faith needs to be busted and destroyed. It is important to remember this about expectations and faith: faith increases when Jesus, rather than an expected outcome or result, is the object of our faith.

Here’s one expectation that we would all do well to hold tightly to this coming year: Jesus will never either leave us or forsake us. We may feel at times during this coming year that he is not there – but that’s more a problem with our expectation of how we sense his presence than the reality of his presence and concern.

Don’t let broken expectations break your faith. Hold tightly to it – and to Jesus!

TODAY’S PRAYER: Father God, as we prepare for what the coming year may hold, we ask you to keep our expectations in check and our response to unmet expectations serve to strengthen our faith rather than weaken or destroy it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

DayBreaks for 1/20/15: When God Lets You Down

DayBreaks for 01/20/15 – When God Lets You Down

From the DayBreaks archive, 1/20/2005:

 

Failure.  God.  Disappointment.  I find it interesting that people, whether they are Christians or not, are often prompted to blame God for what has happened in their life that has led to disappointment.  I guess it shouldn’t be so surprising – as long as we can blame someone, we feel better about things.  Especially when that someone isn’t ourself!

We are sometimes led to believe, if not say, “God, you let me down.”  What are we really saying and feeling at such times?  I think we’re really expressing to God that we’re frustrated that He didn’t behave as we wished He would have in a particular situation.  We are upset that He sees situations and evaluates them differently than we do, and that He then directs things in the way that He knows they should go – for our own benefit.  So it is strange that we should blame Him, but we do.  We feel that He’s betrayed us – even when He’s acted for our own good!

In Disappointment With God, Philip Yancey tries to help us have a different perspective on this sense of betrayal, when he wrote about a friend of his who had felt that God had “let him down”: “He felt exactly as he had when his fiancée abruptly cut him off.  But the prophets, and especially Hosea, communicate one message above all others: God is the betrayed one.  It was Israel, not God, who had gone a-whoring.  The prophets of Israel had expressed a profound disappointment in God, accusing him of acting aloof, unconcerned, silent.  But when God spoke, he poured out emotions pent up for centuries.  And he, not Israel, was the truly disappointed party. 

“What else can I do?”, God’s poignant question to Jeremiah points up the dilemma of an omnipotent God who has made room for freedom…human beings are like nothing else in nature.  God cannot (or more properly, will not) control them as a general rule.  Yet he cannot simply thrust them aside, either.  He cannot get humanity out of His mind.”

It’s true – God can’t get us out of His mind, even though it is WE who have betrayed and failed Him.  When you are tempted to think that God has failed you, read Hosea, read Jeremiah.  Remember that every sin is nothing short of a full-fledged betrayal of the One who loves you.

Jeremiah 3:20 (NLT) – “But you have betrayed me, you people of Israel! You have been like a faithless wife who leaves her husband,” says the Lord.

PRAYER: Forgive us when we act as if You have wronged us!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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DayBreaks for 4/24/14 – Pandora and Hope

DayBreaks for 4/24/14 – Pandora and Hope

Some days it is easier to have hope than others, isn’t it? 

Recently, the story of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has captured vast amounts of time on the airwaves, in print and in the hearts and minds of people throughout the world.  I have found it very compelling myself, reading nearly everything I can get my hands on about it…even when those things are contradictory or proven to be flat out incorrect.  But you know what touched me perhaps more than anything?  It was that the family members and loved ones of those who were on the missing flight keep holding out hope that perhaps, somewhere in the Indian Ocean, there is a life boat with their relative on it awaiting rescue.  Alexander Pope famously put it this way: “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” 

It seems that no matter how bad the circumstances, we always hope for the best – thinking that better things will come down the road. We want to believe, and cling to the hope that, no matter how bad things have been, they can always get better.

The reality is that, if we figure to survive in this world, we had better have hope. The ancients knew that. Do you remember Pandora? Mythology has her as a lady endowed with every charm…the gift of all the gods. She was sent to earth with a little box which she had been forbidden to open, but curiosity finally got the better of her…she lifted the lid and out from that box escaped every conceivable kind of terror. Pandora made haste to close the box up again, but it was too late. There was only one thing left…HOPE. That was the ancients’ way of saying how important hope is. Even when all else is lost, there is still hope.

It was hope that had sustained the Israelite faithful from generation to generation. This was what energized the crowd along Jesus’ parade route on Palm Sunday…the hope that this was the long awaited Messiah.  And it is hope that has sustained believers in Christ ever since his resurrection and ascension.  We DO believe that the best is to come….we hope for it, we long for it.  We watch for His return and for the full and complete exercise of His unlimited power.

There is a difference between wishful thinking and hope.  Wishful thinking is for those who have no Lord and Master who can speak the cosmos into existence.  Hope is for those who know His words are true!

Romans 5:5 (NIV)  And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.     

PRAYER: Thank you for the hope you have put into our hearts by your Spirit and the love that assures us of our ultimate deliverance and delight! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 02/18/14 – Disappointment #9 – The Journey, The Relationship

DayBreaks for 2/18/14 – Disappointment #9 – the Journey, the Relationship

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Genesis 12:1 (NLT)  – The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.

Hebrews 11:8 (ESV) – By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:13 (ESV) – These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Don’t you wish that God made it easier to discern His will? Or at least to understand His plan? I don’t know that I’ve ever met a Christian who didn’t struggle with frustration and disappointment with God for not making His plan clearer to us mortals. It is almost as if He delights in keeping us in the dark, as if He were watching us struggle and try to figure out what He’s up to.

I am confident that the great women and men of the Bible also struggled with that. Sometimes the lack of understanding the plan led to disastrous results (witness Judas and others). At other times it led to great acts of faith (like Abram and the other heroes of the faith in Hebrews 11 who acted on God’s say-so simply because He did say so. That doesn’t mean that they were comfortable with it and that they didn’t try to “help out” with the plan (Abraham’s lying about his relationship with Sarah and fathering a child via Hagar – also with disastrous results!)

So Abram went, not knowing any details of God’s plan. We go, too, not knowing and greatly frustrated by not knowing the plan. Abraham set out on a journey that would take him the rest of his earthly life – and as Hebrews 11:13 says, never “received the things promised” by the time he died. If that’s not a recipe for disappointment, I don’t know what is! Decades of waiting, decades of wondering if this will be the year when it happens, decades of frustration and disappointment…and finally death, still without the fulfillment. It would be enough to break a normal human being.

But, what was the point? Was the point for Abram to understand the plan? Or was it just for Abram to take a journey with God and get to know Him? Wasn’t that really the point for Abraham? If it wasn’t that, we’d have to conclude that for him personally it was a great waste of his time on earth.

Isn’t that the point for all of us? The destination isn’t the objective. The objective is to take a life-long journey with God while we get to know Him so that journey just continues right on into eternity without skipping a beat.

When you are tempted to be disappointed because He hasn’t made His plan clear to you, remember and relax: you’re on a journey with the incredible Creator God of all that exists. Enjoy the journey – “Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to Him!”

PRAYER: I’m sorry when I get discouraged and angry at You for Your plan that I can’t see or understand. Help me to enjoy the journey with You so that when this life is done, You will simply take my hand in Yours and invited me into Your home! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 02/13/14 – Disappointment #8 – Why Not Me?

DayBreaks for 2/13/14 – Disappointment #8 – Why Not Me?

1 Cor. 4:7: For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

The gospels are not flattering when it comes to the disciples. In particular, think of the Last Supper when they argued about who would be greatest and who would/should (at least in their opinion) have the seat of honor. It’s an ugly scene. Yet, we are not that different. When someone else is given an honor, when they are given a blessing (a baby, job, promotion, grade, house, car) that we’ve longed for ourselves, we ask, “Why them and not me?”

We think that it could have been us, and in fact, we think it should have been us. We deserved it…they didn’t. What are we to do and think about this?

First, we need to realize that we have what John Koessler (The Surprising Grace of Disappointment) called “spiritual myopia” that restricts our vision, causing us to focus only on the present. We want to know, like the disciples, where we stand when compared to others. He goes further to say that spiritual myopia is a symptom of a worse disease: spiritual narcissism. In such a “disease” the goal is not to be good, or the best, but rather simply to be better than someone else (and seen and recognized for it). He suggests that the pleasure we get from comparing ourselves to others isn’t so much a joy about our own greatness, but at diminishing someone else in comparison.

Another common mistake is when we think what is significant to us is what is also significant to God. We know Scripture says that our thoughts are not like His, nor our ways like His. So, how are we to know what is truly significant in His eyes? We don’t know which acts of love and service are greatest in His estimation. Who would have ever guessed that it would the one who humbles themselves that will be exalted, or giving a cup of cold water was like giving Jesus a drink on the cross??? We need to realize that it hard to attempt to do great things for God when we cannot even tell the least from the greatest.

We want to do something great. As we get older and the life’s clock ticks loudly in our ears, we scrutinize our past and are dismayed by what we may see. We want the time we have left to really count for something. We want our life to have mattered. Yet God may consign you or I to being a hotel cleaning maid or a toilet bowl cleaner in a bus stop or train station. We look around and see people doing things we think are great for Him and think, “Why not me, God? Why did You give me such a cruddy life and job?”

Theologian Stanley Hauerwas suggested that the moral value of our lives may well be how we live our every day lives doing what we have been given to do.  Koessler summarized his thoughts this way: “..we who are immersed in the everyday are often blind to its real spiritual value. Because it is common, it is not holy.  Because it is ours, it is not insignificant. Instead of sanctifying the dull present, we dream of a more dynamic reality…we ignore the ordinary in the hope that we will be called to some higher purpose. Because we are waiting for God to do some great thing through us we are dismissive of the small thing that He actually intends us to do.”

God sees things differently than we do. His eye is much sharper than our vision when it comes to a correct assessment of what we have done and are doing. Ultimately, the glory for anything we ever achieve really belongs to Him who made us, gifted us and empowers us.

Disappointed in your station in life and who you are? Hear these encouraging words from John Koessler: …things are not what they seem  Our heroes are not God’s heroes. We are not the great ones we thought we were.  Our successes are not as successful as we thought. But if that is so, then perhaps it also means that our failures are not so disastrous.

What is more, Christ promises that the day is coming when He will invest our service for God with His own glory and present it to the Father on our behalf. Only then, after what we have done has been bathed in the glow of Christ’s love and grace, will we be competent to evaluate the true value of all we have done…on that day we are liable to find that our measure of who is the greatest in the kingdom of God is wrong.

I suspect that we are in for a great surprise when we see the seating arrangement in heaven…we will acknowledge that God’s judgment is right and laugh, perhaps a little sadly, at the foolishness of all our posturing on this side of glory.

PRAYER: What foolish judges we are, Father, to think we know what is right and best and most worthy, blinded as we are by our sinful selfishness! May we be content to wait to see Your judgment on what we have done once you have invested it with your glory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 02/11/14 – Disappointment #7 – the Struggle in the Storm

DayBreaks for 2/11/14 – Disappointment #7 – The Struggle in the Storm

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)  For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Yesterday, we looked at the story of the storm which was calmed by Jesus after it threatened to sink the boat in which he and his disciples were traveling. In that case, the lives of all aboard were saved. But that is not always the case and the storm sometimes claims lives.

We tend to think that if God really was actively engaged in guiding us that we would not find ourselves in the middle of a storm (especially we Christians think like this, though actually unbelievers are prone to this, too, witness how they are ready to quickly blame God and rail at him when a natural disaster occurs). So, when we are surrounded by the winds and waves and the ship is about to go down (or it has gone down!), we conclude that if God were truly guiding us then the storm would not have come upon us. And there’s our mistake: we think the storm means that God has forsaken us. We think that smooth sailing is no guarantee that we are navigating the right course.

We also think that getting what we want is always a blessing. It can be a curse. Helmut Thielicke contemplated God’s actions of judgment and said that God “by no means judges merely – or better, he hardly ever judges, by smiting the transgressor with a stroke of lightning or some other disaster: on the contrary He judges him by letting him go in silence.”

Disappointment rarely means that God has turned his back on us.  If, as we have posited, disappointment comes from not getting what we want or expect, we are in good company when we are disappointed. Abraham died before seeing God’s promises fulfilled. Moses was refused entry into the Promised Land. The prophets were nearly all frustrated in the refusal of the people to heed the word of God. Paul didn’t get the healing he wanted. Jesus didn’t what he wanted in the garden, but it was not wrong of him to ask for what he wanted.  The Father refused his request (as He has with many of our own requests), but the refusals are never, ever arbitrary decisions on His part. He notes our tears and stores them in a bottle.  He does not dismiss them.  And whenever He thwarts our desires, He does so for a very good reason.

But, it can be frustrating. St. Theresa of Avila expressed it well when she said to God, “If this is the way you treat your friends, no wonder you have so few.” Still, in every disappointment, we must allow for and take into account God’s sovereign, all-knowing will.

What can we learn from these things? Simply this: that in our disappointment to receive, we need to remember that hope deferred is not the same thing as hope denied.

The fact that Jesus had charted the course across the lake didn’t make the disciples feel any better about their situation. And ask the disciples asked in Mark’s version, it wasn’t just that Jesus didn’t act, but that they felt he didn’t care.  So how should we interpret his lack of action? It wasn’t his absence or an indication that he didn’t care. It was perhaps simply a sign of his great peace.  When we talk about the peace of God, we usually think of it in terms of something He gives us.  But there’s something that comes before that: God/Jesus can’t give us something that He doesn’t possess Himself. God/Jesus live in absolute, perfect peace. Christ was neither anxious nor afraid in the boat. He was certain of the future. The disciples couldn’t see the future and they interpreted his inaction as a sign of not caring (how like us!), rather than his absolute certainty and knowledge of the future. 

Henry Drummond said this: “Christ’s life outwardly was one of the most troubled lives that was ever lived: tempest and tumult, turmoil and tempest, the waves breaking over it all the time. But the inner life was a sea of glass. The great calm was always there.

It helps me to know that when we are in turmoil and tempest ourselves and we think that God doesn’t seem to care and He’s not joining us in our panic, that it isn’t because He is indifferent or MIA. He just isn’t ruffled because of His perfect peace…and indeed, perfect control of the outcome.

PRAYER: I rejoice in Your perfect peace and its implications for us in our struggles. What a comfort to know that you do care, you do not panic, and that you firmly hold the times and outcomes of our lives (even when lived in the storm) firmly in your hand! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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