Faith, Family, Fitness: dealing with disappointment

Disappointment. Everyone deals with it sometimes, maybe it seems like all the time.

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We’ve been house hunting and some days it’s fun, some not to much. This may seem trivial but when you are looking for a place for your family to live, it’s a big deal. And wanting a house, making an offer on it and finding out it’s rejected or you get outbid or whatever the case, is disappointing and a little heart breaking. I’ve been learning to lean more on God through this season. He has a plan for my family. I may not see it yet, but it’s there.

For I know the plans I have for

I was reminded of this verse by Ally. She had written it on a t-shirt she made at camp. I saw it after pulling it out of the dryer. It reminded me that God is in control of our future. He has us in his hands. It may not be on my time, but we will find the house for us. I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in our lives in a home that is set aside for us. It’s hard not to get disappointed because we can’t see the bigger picture. I don’t know how this story turns out. I just have to trust in God and know that he knows the ending.

I have prayed, begged, cried and pleaded with God, laying it all out there. I think I was more worried about Ally and how she would cope with this. But she seems ok. She’s probably handling it better than anyone. For now, we have the 3 of us and 2 dogs living with my mother-in-law. I know it was God’s timing that our house sold so quickly. We will make it through this season and look back and maybe see the reasons or just be stronger because of it.

How do you deal with disappointment?

How do you help your kids cope?

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