No doubt every young person reading this calendar has already realized that there are many disappointments in life. Things don’t always work out the way we thought they would or think they should. Often, we realize that what we wanted was just a passing fancy and that it would not have been good for us anyway. But sometimes those disappointments really hurt and we wonder how we are going to get through them. Those are the times when we need to go into the presence of the Lord and ask Him to teach us the lesson He has in thwarting our plans and purposes. Not only that, but it is good to seek, and to heed, the godly counsel of others. Here is what Solomon had to say on the matter: “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (Proverbs 15:22).
Remember, the Lord has a purpose of blessing for us in everything He allows in our lives. When we realize this, and learn to submit to His plans, then we are going to have a happy, less frustrated, attitude. Of this matter, Solomon further wrote: “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established” (Proverbs 16:3).