Beware of the doctrine of disappointments

12 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

As Christians, we walk by faith and not by physical sight. Faith is the confident, joyful expectation that the promises of God are true and that they will come to pass in our lives. We need to be careful not to fall into the trap of moulding our beliefs and expectations according to our hurts and disappointments! Rather, if we try something that appears not to work, we should go back to God and scripture to find an answer.

When we understand the love of God, that He is a perfect father, that He only gives good gifts and that He is not the author of evil, then we have a good foundation to understanding His promises. When we understand the finished work of Jesus on the cross, that He defeated sin and death, that He obtained for us healing and prosperity in this world, then we will not be lulled into apathy through our feelings of pain and powerlessness. As we are in Christ and He is in us, we will boldly approach the throne of grace and find help in every time of need!

2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

1 John 1:5
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

John 15:4
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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