Disappointment Sermon Illustrations

Disappointment Sermon Illustrations

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`Disappointment—His appointment,'
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God's better choice for me.

His appointment must be blessing,
Though it may come in disguise,
For the end from the beginning
Open to His vision lies.

`Disappointment—His appointment,'
Whose?—The Lord's Who loves me best,
Understands and knows me fully.
He my faith and love would test.

For, like loving, earthly parents,
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts, unquestioned,
All that from His wisdom flows.

`Disappointment—His appointment,'
`No good thing will He withhold;'
From denials oft we gather
Treasures of His love untold.

Well He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller deeper trust;
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

(Acts 16. 6; Rom. 12. 2; 2 Cor. 1. 15, 16)


Not every flower that blossoms
Diffuses sweets around;
Not every scene hope gilds with light
Will fair be found.—Mrs. Hale

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