It is impossible to avoid disappointment. To live as a human in a fallen world is to experience deficit between expectation and experience. A strategy of avoidance is to eliminate expectation or reject experience. Avoidance is deficient and self-defeating because it nurtures cynicism and refuses to accept the gifts God brings to our lives. Instead …

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Disappointment is a part of this world. We can’t avoid it, we will have it; our choice is what to do with it. Disappointment may not be able to be gone from our life, but it can be invested. Jesus demonstrated disappointment with the actions of both friends, foes, and those who were neither – …

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A reflection on the longing for the better world which Christians experience, and how Jesus has walked through the darkness of this life to bring us to eternity with himself. From Jonathan Gibson: One of the ways in which the Psalms connect to Jesus Christ is in the sphere of typological experience. The psalmist or …

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Some reflections of nurturing a capacity to go beyond recognising a hurt to having a sense of the impact of the hurt – while not allowing the situation to be about your experience. Rut Etheridge at Gentle Reformation: Every emotion you’ve felt, the Lord has felt. I don’t know how that works, exactly. I do …

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