I have experienced a couple of disappointments lately.
I submitted a magazine article recently for a magazine I have been published in three times before. I thought the article was important, and well written. I thought my chances for publication were good. But the deadline for publication came and went last week, so it looks like my article will not appear in the September issue.
I recently submitted an application for a professional affiliation. I worked hard on it, and did a lot of networking. I thought I had a good chance to be accepted. But I received their decline recently.
A wise lady I know talks a lot about prayer. She suggests that we ask God for answers to our prayers.
She also notes that sometimes the answer to our prayers will be no.