-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. Psalm 62:5 NKJV
In Psalm 62:5 the word ‘expectation’ can mean a cord or an attachment. Picture one end of a cord being attached to your heart and the other end being attached to a promise God has given. Once the attachment is made an expectation is created.
The word ‘expectation’ in Psalm 62:5 can also be translated ‘hope’. When we carry an expectation we are hoping, anticipating, or looking forward to what has been promised.
God wants us our expectations to be from Him. He wants the promises of His word to be tied from His heart to ours. His promises are truth. They will not fail. His omnipotence is their guarantee.
Psalm 62:5 also tells us to wait quietly for God’s promises to be fulfilled and for our expectations to be met. God’s promises will not produce disappointment. Trust produces quietness as we wait for His perfect timing.
“Delays are for the trial of faith, not for discouragement…God’s answer will be worth the wait.” -Amy Carmichael
God’s plans for us and the promises He has spoken will never come up empty. God doesn’t exaggerate. He doesn’t over promise or say something He is unable to perform. God does not lie. God isn’t forgetful, and He is never indifferent to our needs.
God will never remove His children from His thoughts, His love, or His heart.
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