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10 Bible Verses To Help Deal With Disappointment

Life is just hard sometimes. I can almost see you shaking your head in agreement with me. Today, was a good day for me to write this article as I am having a day of discouragement and disappointment. These two often go hand in hand for me. It often starts with a disappointment and then spirals down into discouragement that is often hard to get past. This is a scheme used by Satan [1] with all of us as he knows that when we are discouraged, we will not be the men and women that God desires us to be. Consider these 10 Bible verses to help deal with disappointment. I have included some brief comments for each.

Psalms 42:11  Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Psalms 91:1-3  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:23-25 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Hebrews 4:14-16   Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

1 John 5:13-14   I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

If you are reading this you probably are facing discouragment or disappointment. Please don’t try to go through whatever you are facing alone. Talk to God and another believer that can pray with you and can give you some words of encouragment or wisdom. God doesn’t want you disappointed or discouraged but wants us to live lives of victory. Trials and hardships will come our way throughout our lives but God is truly with you. Amen!

Related reading: How to Handle Disappointment [5]

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.