Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Daily Grace - Wait Expectantly
There is a difference between waiting alone and waiting "expectantly". Waiting expectantly on the Lord takes faith. Without faith, waiting alone will be very hard. Impatience will really come through us, which is not a good sign.
Waiting expectantly also reminds us of God's total trustworthiness and faithfulness to us in the waiting period. We will not likely give up if we wait on God because we are secured in His presence. He knows what we're going through. He will not leave us nor forsake us. Also, our faith can be built up if we wait expectantly on Him.
Expect great things when you wait upon the Lord. Strength will arise. These three things: Faith, Hope and Trust, can be seen and practice if we wait on Him. The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him, to those who inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word (Lam. 3:25).