“Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.” Isaiah 50:10 KJV
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 KJV
In faith, Abraham waited with expectation for Isaac to be born to Sarah; Isaac, when he was a young man, waited with expectation for his father’s servant to return from a distant land with a promised bride; Rebecca waited with expectation during her long journey that brought her to the man she would marry but had never seen.
During our waiting times, expectation helps to keep us spiritually moving ahead instead of becoming passive and indifferent. Expectation moves us from twiddling our thumbs to exercising our faith.
Expectation is what keeps the fisherman coming back to the river in search of a trophy trout. It is what keeps a gold miner panning as he looks for nuggets. It is what keeps the mountain climber going as he anticipates the view that awaits him at the summit. It is what keeps the farmer planting seeds in the springtime as he awaits the summer’s harvest.
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