Disappointed in life

Sometimes when we look at our lives, it is hard not to despair at our failures.

Lonely man sitting on bench

Jesus says that we are not valued for our achievements, but for who we truly are.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?

Take time out

Take five minutes to listen to this immersive Bible meditation, where Jesus tells a parable about how God values us.

We may not feel it, but even in the unimaginably dark places, God is with us.

Longer mediations of this theme are available on taketime.org.uk

A reflection on disappointment

We all fail at much in life.

We admit that we have failed, that our efforts out of our own strength have come to nothing, and our plans lie in pieces. If we are ready to admit our own weakness, God's love can enter our hearts.

Christians understand that failure of the individual 'ego-led' 'self' leads to the life of a new self, our true self that can live a life of freedom, aligned to the free-flowing love of God, selflessly-loving.