“May the God who gives hope fill you with great joy. May you have perfect peace as you trust in him. May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope.” -Romans 15:13
Expectations can be high or low, reasonable or unreasonable, good or bad. The Bible encourages those who trust in the Lord to expect good things from Him. “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him” -PSALM 62:5
Today put your expectations in Him. Trust His strength to guide you; trust His joy to fill you; trust His peace to encase you. Release those around you from the expectation that they will fill you. Look instead, with a trusting heart, to your God who can give you all the joy and peace you need. Let your confident expectation be in the One who has the power to fill you to overflowing. Your neediness will vanish and you will find a delight in nurturing others through the overflow He gives.
Look to God and trust Him. His promises are absolutely sound, and our expectation that He will fulfill His Word is called faith. We can expect God to do exactly what He says he will do.-2 Corinthians 1:20 When based on God’s Word, our expectations will never fail to be met. “The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy”. -Psalm 19:7
Where does your hope lie today?