Posts Tagged ‘disappointment’

   

 “I am like an owl in the desert, like a little owl in a far-off wilderness.” (Psalms‬ ‭102‬:‭6‬ NLT)

In the deserts of the southwestern US and Mexico, Gila Woodpeckers use saguaros—giant, tree-like cacti that may reach 43 ft in height and 10 ft in circumference—for food and shelter. In addition to insects, they eat cactus fruits and berries. Equipped with a thick bill, the Gila Woodpecker plays an important role in maintaining the health of saguaros by removing insects and trimming damaged tissue, which heals the cacti. It thrives where the rest of its woodland cousins cannot. 

In this psalm, the writer is speaking of a desolate and distressed time of life. The imagery of a desert is meant to symbolize pain and loss in this life. And yet, we know that in such a destitute place, there is a thriving life. Where one may call the prickly cactus a horrible and useless plant, someone else calls it Home Sweet Home! The difference is simply perception. 

Does your life seem desolate? Allow God to help shape what you are feeling. You see through the lenses of self’s desires and disappointments, but God sees so much more! Your cactus can become your castle! You are loved today! 

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For even Jesus’ brothers didn’t believe in him.” (John‬ ‭7‬:‭5‬ NLT)

The New York Mets were the laughing stock of baseball through the 1960s, posting the worst win/loss record in baseball history. The joke at the time was which would happen first, a winning season by the Mets or Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Well, both got there the same year in 1969. The Miracle Mets of 1969 shook the sports world by doing what no one thought could ever happen.

Sometimes we feel like that, like no one believes in us, that we really are special and can achieve in life or spiritually. Jesus knew how this felt. Personally. Both his family and His nation would largely reject Him. Yet notice that Jesus never stopped working and serving.

The day of silent skeptics in not found in the midst of our doing, but like with both Jesus and the Mets, in the completion of our work. Don’t be frustrated by people and their opinions. Trust in the One who KNOWS who you are and what He will accomplish through you! Completion will always quiet the critics! You are loved today!