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God Never Disappoints

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Dean Butler

Have you ever been disappointed by anyone? Maybe it was a friend who didn’t keep their promise, a family member who let you down, or a colleague who didn’t follow through. Disappointment is a common experience in life, and it can leave us feeling hurt and let down. But what if there was someone who would never disappoint us, no matter what? Romans 10:11 offers us this assurance: “For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.’”

This verse speaks directly to the heart of our human experience with disappointment. The world is full of people who might fail us, but God promises that those who trust in Him will never be let down. This promise is rooted in the very nature of God—His faithfulness, His love, and His reliability.

When we place our trust in Jesus, we are not relying on a fallible human being but on the perfect and unchanging God. Jesus, who lived a sinless life, died for our sins, and rose again, offers us a relationship built on trust and assurance. Unlike human relationships, which can be unpredictable and unreliable, our relationship with Jesus is steadfast. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Consider the stories of people in the Bible who placed their trust in God and were never disappointed. Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers, trusted in God’s plan and saw how God used his circumstances to save many lives. Daniel, thrown into the lion’s den, trusted in God’s protection and was unharmed. These examples show us that, even in the face of great trials, those who trust in God are not left disappointed.

In our own lives, we can hold onto this promise from Romans 10:11. When we feel let down by others, we can turn to Jesus, knowing He will never fail us. This doesn’t mean that life will always be easy or that we won’t face challenges, but it does mean that in Jesus, we have a secure foundation. He will walk with us through every trial and support us through every disappointment.

Moreover, placing our trust in Jesus changes our perspective on disappointment. When we focus on His faithfulness, we begin to see that He can use even our disappointments for our good. Romans 8:28 reminds us, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Even when people let us down, God can turn those situations around for our benefit and growth.

In nutshell, while human relationships are fraught with the potential for disappointment, our relationship with Jesus stands apart. As Romans 10:11 assures us, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Let this promise encourage you today. When you feel let down by others, turn to Jesus, the one who never disappoints, and find your hope and trust in Him.

Fifty years ago, I committed my life to serving the Lord. I hold an associate degree in Christian Education and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling. I live by 1 Corinthians 9:16, and Ephesians 3:7-8. In my retirement, I focus on studying and sharing the teachings of God’s Word with others. Besides writing this Blog, I maintain 3 Facebook pages dedicated to spreading the Word of God. Email:

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