Disappointment is nothing but a premature conclusion, causing you to stop reading before the story’s end. (Ann Spangler, writer)

Have you ever been interrupted while reading a book and never were able to get back to it? Didn’t it leave you with an empty feeling, wondering how it all worked out in the end? Sometimes life’s interruptions generate frustration because we can’t get back to the task we left, and the temporary conclusion is often a disappointment. How do you handle that uncertainty?

We know that problems and trials help us develop endurance. And endurance develops . . . character, and character strengthens our confident hope . . . And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us. (Romans 3:5-6 paraphrase)