All of us have expectations – expectations about what the next hour, day, week, year, and even the rest of our lives will be like. But sometimes those expectations are shattered – in an instant even – by words we hear from others. Good, bad, or a mix of both – words can be life-changing and can shatter our expectations. The hard part is – sometimes to be faithful to who we are called to be, it is God who does the shattering. How should we respond then? In this sermon, I wrestle with that question and draw on two passages involving Peter to help us see how it is we are called to respond.