Great Expectations

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Sometimes in life we feel God disappoints us. We feel things aren’t going the way we wanted them to. Lately, I’ve been getting a lesson here. Sometimes we feel disappointed because our plans don’t align with God’s plans. I heard a speaker at Advent Hope talk about how we need to take time and surrender to God so He can calibrate our desires to what He desires for us.

He always wants what is best for us. He sees the grand scheme of things, and we don’t. So instead of feeling disappointed we need to simply trust that God has something BIGGER-BETTER-MORE AMAZING.

We often dream up a whole life for ourselves, and then things don’t work out according to plan.

Guess what? Even though its hard to feel like you aren’t getting what you want, there is one thing I am sure of: We need to let things go because in the end, God’s reality for us will be SO much better.

Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

So God- “You lead, I follow; your hands hold my tomorrow; because I know what you’ve got for me is more than I can see. So lead me on and on.”


Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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