As humans we are all vulnerable to experiencing frustration and anguish over unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Though we will never be able to completely avoid such disappointment in life, we can choose how we react to it. Disappointment is like the thin end of a wedge whose progression, if not broken, will lead us into discouragement, disillusionment, depression and ultimately defeat. This sermon uncovers principles from the life of Joseph to teach us how to harness and overcome the pain of disappointment and deal with it well.