When People Let You Down

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Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Genesis 40:23


Joseph had a lot to deal with at a young age. He was sold by his jealous brothers, falsely accused of rape, and thrown into prison. If that wasn’t enough, he correctly interpreted the dream of the wine-bearer of Pharaoh, who promised he wouldn’t forget Joseph. However, as soon as he was set free, he promptly forgot Joseph and went on with his life.

Just like Joseph, we have people in our lives who let us down. They may promise to be faithful but break the marital covenant. They may promise a promotion but give it to someone else. They may promise to marry and then end the engagement. They may promise to pay back money loaned to them and then avoid us at all costs. What are we to do when people let us down?

Our first recourse isn’t to track them down and make them do the right thing. We get before God and seek His wisdom on how to deal with this situation. We can’t afford to carry bitterness or resentment in our hearts, as it will block our ability to hear and follow the Holy Spirit. By casting all of our cares on God, we release the unfairness of our situation and find renewed peace in the Lord.

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After we’ve had time with the Lord, we are ready to choose forgiveness. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have to deal with the consequences of their decisions. It’s a release that we share with the Lord, as we have chosen forgiveness over our hurt feelings. Our forgiveness mirrors how we’ve been forgiven by God. The Holy Spirit will fill our hearts with peace and an expectation of His making everything right.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I’m tired of being disappointed by people. Help me to constantly turn my eyes to You instead of others. Show me how to release this hurtful situation to your loving care. Amen.

In His Service,

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