Family Disappointment


The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

–Psalm 34:18 NLT

Life is full of disappointments. Some of the biggest ones can come from those closest to you. Those you love can sometimes hurt you the deeply. Sometimes you may not understand how the conflict arose. A hurtful situation can cause depression or anger. You may reach out to someone close and hope for guidance, but the person’s advice may fall short. You may turn to prayer and still not be able to get past the pain.

You may not be functioning the way you should, and you just may not be able to put it behind you. You know you should leave the disappointment at the foot of the cross. You have all the Scripture verses about forgiveness in front of you—yet, you are overwhelmed and have shut down.

Place the rejection and pain in God’s hands and let Him work it out—one day at a time. You have a choice whether to stay in that condition. He is the only One you can always depend on to help you through. God knows you are unable to humanly understand. You can’t see the final outcome, but He can.

God can restore what is broken—all you need is faith. Remember, you matter to God.

Prayer Focus

  • Humble yourself before God and believe He can heal your heart.
  • Pray for peace that surpasses all understanding.
Rosemary Valentino

Rosemary Valentino

Rosemary has been a Christian for forty years and loves the Lord. She is blessed with a loving husband, two children and five grandchildren. She is humbled to be able to write devotions and share God's word. She gives Him all the glory.
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