I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation.
More often than not, we see what we expect to see, hear what we expect to hear, feel what we expect to feel.
- If you expect to be mistreated, you probably will be—or think you are.
- If you expect people to be hostile, that’s what you will feel.
- If you expect them to be friendly, that’s what you will sense.
- If you expect the church to be cold and uncaring, that’s what you will perceive it to be.
- If you expect it to be uplifting and nurturing, that’s what you will experience.
Here’s the winning edge: when you expect God to get involved, you tend to put a fine finish on every happening—you expect a positive outcome because even when present circumstances are lousy, you know God is good at orchestrating happy endings.
Have high expectations. God is good.