– Jack Hyles
Jack Hyles brings up a very good point, which is the ones who disappoint us the most are the very ones who need us the most. But we should humbly remember that we, too, have disappointed Jesus Christ at times by sinning, neglecting to help others, and disappointing others who have helped us. I know I have. It’s just part of being human.
As I touched on earlier, we can’t be too hard on people who have disappointed us because we’ve disappointed at least someone in our life. I can remember more than a few times that I have. However, later I repented of it, confessed it to them, and asked for their forgiveness. Don’t be too hard on those who disappoint you because we have probably done the very same thing to others.
Thankfully, even though we disappoint Christ, He has never disappointed us; and He never will because He keeps every single promise He has ever made. We can make promises. However, being human, things can come up and we may not be able to keep our promises. But God? Never! That’s why the ones who disappoint us the most are the ones who need us the most.
Solomon wrote that “a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Proverbs 17:17), including the times when they disappoint us. “But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24), regardless of whether they disappoint us or not.