August 27, 2023 – Our Daily Bread Devotional – Dealing with Disappointment

August 27, 2023 - Our Daily Bread Devotional - Dealing with Disappointment
August 27, 2023 – Our Daily Bread Devotional – Dealing with Disappointment

August 27, 2023 – Our Daily Bread Devotional, Sunday

August 27, 2023 – Our Daily Bread Devotional, Sunday ODB Devotional Message written by Alyson Kieda and Insight written by Monica La Rose

Today’s ODB Devotional Topic: Dealing with Disappointment

Bible in a Year: Psalms 120–122; 1 Corinthians 9

Key Verse: King David rose to his feet and said: “Listen to me, my fellow Israelites, my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it. 1 Chronicles 28:2

Today’s Scripture: 1 Chronicles 28:2–3, 6–12

ODB Insight: In 1–2 Chronicles and 1–2 Kings, we encounter accounts of Israel’s history that share many similarities. The two have distinctive theological emphases, however. The books of 1–2 Kings were written while the Jewish people were experiencing exile, and a primary purpose of these books is to explain why the exile happened—because of the nation’s sins. For this reason, 1–2 Kings strongly emphasize the negative aspects of the nation’s history. In contrast, 1–2 Chronicles, written after the exile was over, focus on more encouraging aspects of the nation’s history to give the Israelites renewed hope to serve God.

Our Daily Bread Devotional for 27 August 2023 ODB MESSAGE

After raising money all year for a “trip of a lifetime,” seniors from an Oklahoma high school arrived at the airport to learn that many of them had purchased tickets from a bogus company posing as an airline. “It’s heartbreaking,” one school administrator said. Yet, even though they had to change their plans, the students decided to “make the most of it.” They enjoyed two days at nearby attractions, which donated the tickets.

Dealing with failed or changed plans can be disappointing or even heartbreaking. Especially when we’ve invested time, money, or emotion into the planning. King David “had it in [his] heart to build” a temple for God (1 Chronicles 28:2), but God told him: “You are not to build a house for my Name . . . . Solomon your son is the one who will build my house” (vv. 3, 6). David didn’t despair. He praised God for choosing him to be king over Israel, and he gave the plans for the temple to Solomon to complete (vv. 11–13). As he did, he encouraged him: “Be strong and courageous, and do the work . . . for the Lord God . . . is with you” (v. 20).

When our plans fall through, no matter the reason, we can bring our disappointment to God who “cares for [us]” (1 Peter 5:7). He will help us handle our disappointment with grace.

REFLECT: When have you put a lot into plans that then fell through? What helped you to deal with your disappointment?

PRAY: Dear God, thank You that Your promises and plans never fail. Please help me when mine do.

Our Daily Bread Devotional for 27th August 2023, Sunday ODB Message . Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr. Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread. our daily bread devotional for today audio our daily bread booklet.

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