There is no second guessing on this one. At one time or the other, we have all been let down by a trusted friend or a loved one. The feeling of rejection, abandonment, betrayal, and disappointment coupled with the pain of it all, we all know that is a hard thing and not something we would have ever liked to go through in life.
But during the past week, that was exactly my experience. I felt the pain of disappointment, rejection and being let down by a trusted friend. I took the matter to God the night before I went to bed, not so much as a prayer but rather a complaint by reasoning. The outcome was not one that was expected but truly it was a moment of transformation by what was revealed.
God sees and He knows everything that transpires with us – before, during and after. Our lite affliction is for a moment but think of the many times that He to must have felt the pain of disappointment when we sin against Him or rejection when we turn our backs on Him, yet He stands beside us and is with us all the way when we go through our unpleasant situations and experiences.
Are you in need of comfort and strength because of what a friend or loved one may have done to you?
Here is a prayer you can pray when you feel let down by a loved one –
Heavenly Father, I give you all the praise, honor and glory. You encourage us in your word [Hebrews 4;16] to come boldly before your throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. So thank you for your word in Hebrews 13:5 that gives me comfort and the assurance that you will never leave me nor forsake me.
I do not always understand everything that you allow to happen in my life, especially when family and friends let me down and disappoint me, but help me Lord to trust in your promises without wavering, knowing that such hope [in our promises] would never disappoint. (Romans 5:5)
Thank you for the blood of Jesus Christ that now removes the burden, weight and heaviness of disappointment. Thank you for your love and for reminding me that when others turn their back on me that I am the accepted and the beloved of you Lord, and that I have been predestined to adoption as a son by Jesus Christ. [Ephesians 1:5-6]
Whatever the reason for that disappointment, I rest in your loving arms with the assurance that you will heal me of this hurt and you alone can bring good out of this. I now release the one/s who disappointed me through forgiveness. Help me to accept what is and going forward that I would use good judgement in my relationship with others. I surrender totally to you and accept that I have no control over anything or others but through the application of godly wisdom I have control over my emotions and how I respond when I feel let down by others. Amen