1. Give your disappointments to God.
1 Peter 5.7 NLT says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” You can be confident that He understands what you’re going through. He’s been there before, and He will help you get through it. Ask Jesus to exchange your disappointment for His peace.
2. Focus on the faithful.
In his letter, Paul also mentions faithful people who were continuing his work and actively following Jesus. Crescens, Titus, Luke, and Tychicus brought Paul great joy. Instead of focusing on the people who disappoint you, focus on those who are faithful and praise Jesus for them.
3. Celebrate new growth.
It’s interesting that Mark’s name is listed in Paul’s letter because Mark had disappointed Paul years earlier. During his first missionary journey, Mark abandoned Paul and returned to Jerusalem (Acts 13.13 ESV). Now, Mark had grown. He had learned from his failures and had become a vital part of the mission. The same thing can happen to anyone in your group.