So often we focus on small disappointments that cause us to grumble and complain rather than focusing on the wonderful things God has brought into our lives, not the least of which is His everlasting love and eternal salvation. When we complain about the small dissatisfactions of life, we're asking, in effect, "Lord, why?". Were you asking the same question if you were disappointed? Are you complaining right away?
Paul wrote, "In everything give thanks" (1 Thes. 5:18). We may not be thankful for everything that comes our way, but we can give thanks in everything. It may be difficult to be grateful when we lose our job or our health fails, but we can be thankful for the good that God has brought to us in this life and grateful for the life to come. As endless as God's blessings are, so should our praises be. Instead of being preoccupied with our problems, let's praise the Lord for His blessings.