Little disappointments can create frustration, which in turn may lead to bigger problems that can produce a great deal of damage. Besides the huge disappointments that occur when we fail to get the job promotion or house we wanted, we can become just as upset by minor annoyances.   For example, suppose someone is supposed to meet you for lunch and fails to show up.  Or suppose you make a special trip to buy something on sale and when you get there, they are sold out.  

    These frustrations are minor but they can add up to cause grief.  That’s why we have to know how to handle them and keep them in perspective.  Otherwise, they can get out of hand and be blown up all out of proportion.

Solomon 2:15 “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards….”

   We have to be on our guard against the little foxes that destroy the vineyards, because all together they can do just as much damage as the serious disappointments that often accompany them.  

    If we practice dealing quickly with disappointments as they come, they will not pile up into a mountain of devastation.

                                                                       …Joyce Meyer

33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]  Amplified Jn. 16:33

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