1. MrEnglish says:

    God works in ways we cannot understand until we see the other end of it. You have to stand firm in the knowledge that He knows what He is doing.
    Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means!15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion,t but on God, who has mercy.17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

    19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?”20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory

    1. arthurgoode says:

      Good. Now that’s sorted out can we take Psalm 137 out of the Bible? And possibly chop the unpleasant bit about despair and rejection from Psalm 88 as well.

  2. bart tarman says:

    Yep, I’ve been disappointed with God before. And it is a lousy feeling. I may fall under the category of being human.

  3. blam1015 says:

    I think its an issue of trusting in the sovreignty of God. When our ways or thinking do not match his, we get disappointed because we think it is Him leading us in this way. More often then not, it may be something about our own hearts that is not right before him for him to use us in the way that he wants. Kingdom thinking requires us to acknowledge at those moments that we know the King and we trust his wisdom at those moments our expectations aren’t met. Muslims say in sha Allah (by the will of God) and sometimes I think they believe it and rest in it more than we do. Why would that be if we are the ones to claim that we truly know this Living God?