Hope and expectation are what the believer thrives on in life. However, past disappointments can lower one’s expectations of what God wants to do in their future. In the past, my way of coping with let downs was to not have any expectations. My thought was, if there wasn’t an expectation, then I would be satisfied with whatever the outcome would be. Then the Lord corrected my thinking and said these words, “Danielle, your preparation will only rise to the level of your expectation.” Those words changed me forever!
Our expectation should be aligned with what the Lord has said.
Psalm 37:4 AMPC Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Delight means to incline toward or take pleasure in. When we take pleasure in what God wants to do through us and incline towards His will, we will have the desires of our heart. He grants us the petitions of our heart because His desires have become our desires.
Expect exactly what God said you can have. Don’t expect any less than God’s best! May your hope be rooted in God’s love for you!
Prayer for the Journey
My heart is forever grateful for your son Jesus who died so that I may have access to the abundant life. Today, I am renewed in hope and expectation of what you will do in my life. I have submitted my life to you and believe that the desires of my heart are your desires. I have hope and expectation the you will grant unto me the secret petitions of my heart.
In Jesus Name, Amen!
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