Disappointment, and Worship

I’m not all that easy to like. I know. There are many faults and sins that need work before I even start to get interesting. But isn’t it funny how easily annoying others can be, those many times with the same faults and sins? Disappointment is powerful, and is the price of having all of these people around us. You aren’t quite like me, and your response there was definitely not the way I would have handled it…Now I get to suffer loss because of your behavior. I told someone once, “The older I get, the more I see life is about cleaning up after other people!”

It hit me today, though- this reality should drive me to acknowledge God and His work in my life. He is in control, I am not. If I was, I’d surround myself with people just like me, and how fun/not fun would that be? I can only respond, Holy is the LORD.

This is not how it should be
This is not how it could be
This is how it is
And our God is in control

This is not how it will be
When we finally will see
We’ll see with our own eyes
He was always in control

And we’ll sing holy, holy, holy is our God
And we will finally really understand what it means

-Steven Curtis Chapman