Have you ever felt that God was disappointed in you? It is a lie! It is impossible for God to be disappointed. Why? He has no expectations. He knows your thoughts before you even think them. He knows every nuance of your lives.
We fall prey to the lies of the enemy when we do not walk in the knowledge of the Lord. Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
We will never plumb the depths of Who God is. Romans 11:33 says, “Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!”
I love Isaiah 40. There are many great verses about the Lord. Verse 12 says, “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?”
Verse 14 is a good one to keep us in perspective when we are facing what seems like an impossible circumstance. It says, “With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?”
Verse 28 says, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.”
Colossians 2:3 says, “In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 1:10 is for us to apply. It says, “That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
The word ‘increase’ means that there is a beginning and a gradual adding to. What did Peter instruct his reader to add to their faith? 2 Peter 1:5-7 was a list of inner graces. Have you been adding: virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love?
Verse 8 says, “For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We gain by growing. It doesn’t matter how many years you have known the Lord. The key question is: are you growing in your knowledge of Him?
Ephesians 3:19 Amplified says, “(That you may really come) to know (practically, through experience for yourselves) the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge (without experience); that you may be filled (through all your being) unto all the fullness of God (may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself)!”
Increasing in our knowledge of God, and getting to know Him through the experiences of our lives, is a powerful weapon that will be like a shield to protect us from satan’s fiery dart lies. When the lie ‘God is disappointed in you’ comes, we know how to counter it. We affirm the truth: God knows everything about me. He has NO expectations and therefore NO disappointments! I am totally accepted in the Beloved!