Friday, June 5, 2009

The Cure for Disappointment


As you all know I love Max Lucado's writings. I had to pass along what I received today and hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.

The Cure for Disappointment
by Max Lucado

Don't ask God to do what you want. Ask God to do what is right.

When God doesn't do what we want, it's not easy. Never has been. Never will be. But faith is the conviction that God knows more than we do about this life and he will get us through it.

Disappointment is cured by revamped expectations.

I like that story about the fellow who went to the pet store in search of a singing parakeet. Seems he was a bachelor and his house was too quiet. The store owner had just the bird for him, so the man bought it. The next day the bachelor came home from work to a house full of music. He went to the cage to feed the bird and noticed for the first time that the parakeet had only one leg.

He felt cheated that he'd been sold a one-legged bird, so he called and complained.

"What do you want," the store owner responded, "a bird who can sing or a bird who can dance?"

Good question for times of disappointment.

4 comments:

skoots1mom said...

what a great encouragement
good story

RCUBEs said...

This story makes me think to learn to see what's best through flaws. Kinda' like how God looks at me.

And I pray that I will do the same, to look at the whole picture with what God is trying to do for me, instead of focusing on things that disappoint me. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great weekend sister Kat!

Gallbladder pain hurts!!! And I'm glad you went to ER at that time.

Martha said...

You're right, so many people pray for what they want and they do not desire to walk on God's path. Sometimes God's plan does not include what we desire but if we trust in Him, we will be blessed!! <3

Thanks for sharing, I love this post!

christy rose said...

I love Max Lucado too!