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How’s it going, Ladies? Are you back in the saddle with your women’s ministry? Have you regrouped? Are you Refocused? Revived? Recommitted? Refined? Or are you still struggling with how different everything is now? We know God is not surprised by the current state of things. In fact, HE allowed these circumstances for a purpose. Because God doesn’t waste anything, we can’t either. We can use disappointment and disillusionment to help springboard us to new heights and new beginnings.

Isaiah 43:18-19 encouraged Judah in the Old Testament by saying,

“Do not remember the past events; pay no attention to things of old. Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”

That “something new” was—and is—the Messiah, JESUS. He never stops working for our good.

So, what are we to do when disappointment comes our way?

Pray in faith. Trust God. And do the next thing. 

Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for—believe that you have received them and you will have them.” PRAY IN FAITH.

Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” TRUST GOD.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” DO THE NEXT THING.

Scripture reminds us that God is in control, and He sees us. We say God can do anything. The problem arises when we have to live like we believe it. Let’s be women who trust God to use even our disappointments as springboards to begin something new in our lives. Let’s do it by praying in faith, trusting God, and doing the next thing.