Dangerous Disillusionment

Disillusionment is a dangerous, slippery slope.

First we become disillusioned about our fellow man. Then we move on to cynicism. Before long, we trust no one, not even God. We've been burned. We've been taken advantage of; we've been mistreated.

The cause of disillusionment and the cure for it can be expressed in almost the sample simple words.

The cause of disillusionment is putting one's complete hope and trust in people. Putting people on a pedestal, focusing on them, finding our security in them. And when the feet of clay crumble (as they surely will) total disillusionment sets in.

What's the cure?

Putting our complete hope and trust in the living Lord. When we do that, the simplest messages from God calm our spirits.

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Taken from Wisdom for the Way by Charles Swindoll. Copyright © 2021 by Charles R. Swindoll. Used by permission of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. www.harpercollinschristian.com.
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