Your stomach sinks.

Your shoulders give over the the weight of discouragement.

The kind words meant to keep you going and offer encouragement are wonderful, but they still sting.

You were good, but not good enough.


We have all been there.

I was last week, I wanted nothing more than to lie down and cover myself up to the world.

Instead I let it simmer on the surface while trying desperately to push the disappointment down.

When I’m with my friends and share something that disappointments me, I always extend a qualifier, but it’s OK. Then they say to me, it’s OK to be disappointed and sad. I forget that sometimes. I feel like I have to be perfect, upbeat and full of faith.

I trust, but that doesn’t mean I always feel that. It doesn’t mean you actually feel it every moment of every day either.


A couple of weekends ago, I watched the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I immediately grabbed the novel from the library, both were written by Stephen Chbosky.  The characters were so real and broken, but beautiful.


Sad comes. 

Happy comes.

Hope is always with us though. There is always hope.

For me, that hope comes from my God, I know he’s not leaving me.

7 thoughts on “Disappointment

  1. Sorry to hear of your discouragements. 😦 Sometimes I find photo-encouragements to send you. I have a couple in my desktop. I should send them when I find them! You give me encouragement. I feel like I am not a team of one – but friends with someone who is on the global team of 200! 🙂 Wbat is ‘good enough’ anyway?!

  2. I love your thoughts here, Lisa. Disappointment is a sometimes reality in life this side of heaven. I think it’s normal to feel it, and it can be hard to slough off. I usually need someone to remind me of truth to move me beyond disappointment, you know? I’m sorry you were dealing with it. May God fill your day with hope today. 🙂

    • Someone speaking truth has often helped lift me out of disappointment too. I’m so thankful for the way God speaks through friends and family. Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

  3. I am so glad that its Ok with God that I sometimes feel discouraged. And that I don’t have to pretend I’m happy when I’m not. Such a relief to me. Sorry you had a hard week. You are wonderful, don’t forget it 😉

  4. Thanks for writing this post. I’m so sorry that you had such a tough week…. but I’m so very thankful that you shared your thoughts with us to encourage us.

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