Reading: Psalm 62:5-8

I know. I know. This is the same reading as yesterday. Maybe you decided not to read it today for that reason. I encourage you to stop and read it again. Because there’s a chance you are like me and you didn’t read every word. Take another pass through it and see what stands out to you this time.

I want to focus on verse 8. Here it says, “Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.”

When disappointment from unmet expectations rolls through your body, stop and tell God about it. Pour out your heart to him, and then listen for his encouraging voice as he redirects your thinking and surrounds you with his compassion and strength.

I also find it completely necessary and so helpful, to talk with those close to me. Admitting that I had expectations has been a game changer for me. Just saying the words helps me to realign my thinking and get back on track.

The expectations aren’t wrong. Perhaps they are just ill-timed. But getting it into the open is an important step for me. If you aren’t in a situation where sharing with the people involved is an option, you can still pour your heart out to God. He will hear and understand. Because his understanding has no limit. (Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40: 28)

Don’t let unmet expectations derail you or discourage you. Acknowledge their presence. Talk to God and others about them. Realign and continue moving.

Blessings on your day! May it be filled with joy and purpose without end.

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