In Whom is your Expectation?

My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” (Psalm 62:5, New King James Version).

This is the key Bible verse for our “Come and See” devotional today.

This Bible verse explains the reasons for the joyful life experienced by King David, who was the man after God’s heart. Although his life was full of challenges, his heart was always singing praises unto God and he knew where to seek assistance in times of need. He wrote: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2, New International Version).

 If we look in the wrong direction for the fulfilment of our dreams and hopes, then we are doomed to heartache and disappointments. According to the Word of the Lord: “cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future.

They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land.” (Jeremiah 17:5-6, New Living Translation). God is capable and He never fails as He is the Almighty God: He does not change. God has been tested and is found to be unfailingly consistent: because of this, He can be trusted. Abraham, for example, waited on Him and he became the father of many nations. Job was offered many ways of escaping from his problems but he knew that his redeemer lives and in due course, was given twice as much as he had lost before.

Irrespective of the raging of the enemy, God is committed to ensure that we are not let down in times of need. The Bible asserts that: “there is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” (Proverbs 23:18, New International Version). Only a trustworthy and tested source such as the Most High can deliver without fail.  As we wait patiently for God, all desires such as healing, promotion, peace, power, strength and wisdom will be fulfilled. Indeed, whatever is required by the righteous shall be granted and those needs cannot be too much for God to fulfil: “You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:16, New International Version).

Remember: only the expectations of the righteous and not the wicked hearted are guaranteed to be delivered through Jesus Christ. King Solomon wrote: “the expectations of the righteous results in joy ,but the hopes of the wicked will perish” (Proverbs 10:28, New King James Version).

Let us pray: “Father, by your mercy, quicken the delivery of my blessings,” in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

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