Faithful Anticipation

Have you been so excited about ordering something from Amazon, knowing it would arrive relatively soon, but you still experienced heightened anticipation to see your delivery person carry your package to your doorstep? This natural, emotional twinge is hopeful anticipation.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

– Romans 15:13 NIV

Many of the greatest heroes in the Bible exhibited faithful anticipation. Abraham anticipated God’s promise of a son, even in his old age. He held onto that expectation for years, through countless trials and setbacks, until God delivered His promise and gave Abraham his son, Isaac.

Faithful anticipation is about current expectations for future events or actions. It’s not just about your desires and expectations, but it must include placing your trust in God and His promises.

As you look to the future with faithful anticipation, have confidence that God will fill you with joy and peace as you trust Him. Instead of getting caught up in anxiety or impatience, you can trust that God is working all things together for your good and that He has a plan and a purpose for your life in His timely way.

Your faithful anticipation, divine focus and perseverance exemplify that God will never let you down as you trust Him.

Ultimately, faithful anticipation is more than just waiting for something to happen. It’s about cultivating a spirit of trust and gratitude, finding joy in the present moment and having faith in moving forward as you look to the future with hope and expectation.

So, trust in the God of hope, and allow His power to fill you with joy and peace as you faithfully anticipate the good things He will provide. May you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit, and may your anticipation reflect your trust in Him.

Today’s One Thing

Look for the light of God in everyday moments and make your requests known to the Lord. Anticipate His favor and find joy in the present. Your faithful anticipation will be rewarded.

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