Garment of Disappointment
It is impossible to go through life without encountering some disappointments. And like everything else in life, it is not the disappointments themselves that are the issue, it is how we handle them.
Disappointment comes in many different styles, shapes and sizes. It could be a relationship, a career choice, job promotion, Church, ministry, friends, home etc. etc. Some disappointments are because of our own choices, others because of other people's choices, which we have no control over.
The definition of disappointment is: sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfilment of one's expectations. Or, feeling sad, unhappy, or displeased because something was not as good as expected or because something you hoped for or expected did not happen.
Wearing a garment of disappointment can cause deep sadness and regret. Many become despondent and end up with depression. And instead of feeling content with life, one can become very discontent.
I found this summary online which says what I am trying to say in this blog. "See life's disappointments as God's appointments and as being according to His purposes? Take the Psalmist's advice and "cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved" Psalm 55:20. If you insist on carrying around your own burdens and disappointments, it will be a heavy load indeed. And it will be difficult, because we were not created to carry such loads. This is exactly why Jesus commands us all to "Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" Matthew 11:28