It’s a horrible thing to say, but disappointment is pretty much a part of life. I’m not sure anyone can get through life without someone letting them down, expectations not being met, or hopes fading. To think about it very long can become a disappointment in itself.
As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who believe in him will not be disappointed.”
Romans 10:11 (NLT)
Paul’s message to the Romans takes those thoughts of being let down and gives hope to the discouraged. Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed. That’s not to say that life will become a bed of roses, but rather that God Himself will not be a let down to us. He will not disappoint those who truly believe and trust in Him.
Salvation comes from trusting in Christ—which is the message we preach—is already within easy reach. In fact, the Scriptures say, “The message is close at hand; it is on you lips and in you heart.”
Romans 10:8 (NLT)
Salvation, a relationship with God though Jesus, is not some vague, unattainable idea. It is here and now and it is for everyone—not just a select few.
For “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:13 (NLT)
And if what God said was true thousands of years ago, it still stands true today.
No, I will not break my covenant;
I will not take back a single word I said.
Psalm 89:34 (NLT)
Faithfulness is your very character.
Psalm 89:8b (NLT)
For someone whose very character is faithfulness, it would be pretty difficult to be a disappointment. Even if life has let you down, God will not. He cannot. It is not in His nature to do so.
Your unfailing love will last forever.
Your faithfulness is as unending as the heavens.
Psalm 89:2 (NLT)
If disappointment has you down, take some time to focus on God’s unfailing love and unending faithfulness, the gift of salvation He has so freely given us. He is close. He is never far. Never failing. Never disappointing.
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 88-89, Romans 10