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Hope Changes Disappointment.

I
expected more
for my life.
I never thought
this would
happen to me.
I can't
picture a future
for myself anymore.
I had hope,
but it’s gone now.
Nothing good
can come from this.
God has
abandoned me.
I feel so lost.
I don't deserve
to be disappointed
in this way.
There are too many
pieces to pick up.
Where can I
go from here?
You are not alone.

God is present in the midst of struggle. Learn more about the hope that changes disappointment through video stories and scripture below.

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Michelle
great expectations
(PART 1 OF 2)
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Tania
lasting loss
(PART 1 OF 2)
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Carole
elusive dreams
(PART 1 OF 2)
I will never forget this awful time,
as I grieve over
my loss.
-Jeremiah,
The Bible
God
is with me
even when
I feel abandoned.

The thought of my pain,

my homelessness, is bitter poison.

I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed.

Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing:

The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,

Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.

Lamentations 3:19-23

The danger of death was around me,

and the grave set its trap for me.

In my trouble I called to the Lord;

I called to my God for help.

In his temple he heard my voice;

he listened to my cry for help.

Psalm 18:5-6

In my distress, O Lord, I called to you, and you answered me.

From deep in the world of the dead I cried for help, and you heard me.

But you, O Lord my God, brought me back from the depths alive.

When I felt my life slipping away, then, O Lord, I prayed to you,

and in your holy Temple you heard me.

Jonah 2:2, 6b, 7
God
is not indifferent
to my struggle.

Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. Let us have confidence, then, and approach God's throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.

Hebrews 4:15a,16

We do not know how we ought to pray; the

Spirit himself pleads with God for us in

groans that words cannot express. And God,

who sees into our hearts, knows what the

thought of the Spirit is; because the Spirit

pleads with God on behalf of his people and

in accordance with his will.

Romans 8:26b, 27

Praise him, you servants of the Lord!

He does not neglect the poor

or ignore their suffering;

he does not turn away from them,

but answers when they call for help.

Psalm 22:23a, 24
God
is constant
when life is
unpredictable.

God is our shelter and strength,

always ready to help in times of trouble.

So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken

and mountains fall into the ocean depths;

The Lord Almighty is with us.

Psalm 46:1-2, 7a

I waited patiently for the Lord's help;

then he listened to me and heard my cry.

He pulled me out of a dangerous pit,

out of the deadly quicksand.

Psalm 40:1-2a

O God, you are my God, and I long for you.

As I lie in bed, I remember you;

all night long I think of you,

because you have always been my help.

In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

I cling to you, and your hand keeps me safe.

Psalm 63:1a, 6-8
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Play
Michelle
great expectations
(PART 2 OF 2)
Play
Tania
lasting loss
(PART 2 OF 2)
Play
Carole
elusive dreams
(PART 2 OF 2)
With God
I can express
my desperation.

Do not abandon me, O Lord;

do not stay away, my God!

Help me now, O Lord my savior!

Psalm 38:21-22

Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair.

I had hoped for sympathy, but there was none;

for comfort, but I found none.

Psalm 69:20

Listen to my words, O Lord,

and hear my sighs.

Listen to my cry for help,

my God and king!

I pray to you, O Lord;

you hear my voice in the morning;

at sunrise I offer my prayer

and wait for your answer.

Psalm 5:1-3
With God
I can see more
in my life
than circumstances.

For only a penny you can buy two sparrows, yet not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's consent. As for you, even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than many sparrows!

Matthew 10:29-31

Don't you know? Haven't you heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God;

he created all the world.

He never grows tired or weary.

No one understands his thoughts.

He strengthens those who are weak and tired.

Even those who are young grow weak;

young people can fall exhausted.

But those who trust in the Lord for help

will find their strength renewed.

They will rise on wings like eagles;

they will run and not get weary;

they will walk and not grow weak.

Isaiah 40:28-31

I am like an olive tree growing in the house of God;

I trust in his constant love forever and ever.

Psalm 52:8
With God
I can
hope.

I alone know the plans I have for you,

plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster,

plans to bring about the future you hope for.

Jeremiah 29:11

We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope. This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.

Romans 5:3-5

The Lord your God is with you;

his power gives you victory.

The Lord will take delight in you,

and in his love he will give you new life.

He will sing and be joyful over you.

Zephaniah 3:17