Hope is very powerful. It keeps us stirred up when our circumstances look bleak. It’s a positive outlook when everything looks negative. It’s confident expectation when there’s no reason to expect much.
Hope is defined as “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.” Many people have many different ideas for what hope is in their own lives. For me, hope is having trust and confidence in God. When we have hope, it doesn’t matter how bad things may look, we know God is in control. We can expect good out of even a bad situation. We can look forward to greater things.
Hope is so vital, especially when we’ve been waiting for something for long time. It’s extremely important to learn how to wait on God. We need to learn to wait expectantly and not passively.
Think of a woman who’s expecting a child. What does she do? She prepares. The whole time she’s waiting for the child to be born, she is doing something. She buys things the baby will need. She sets up the baby’s room. She does these things all in excited anticipation of the sweet little bundle of joy she will one day hold in her arms. That is her hope, her confident expectation, her happy anticipation of something good in action.
Is there something you’ve been believing or waiting for? My advice to you is to keep hoping. Prepare for it. Stay positive, especially if it seems like you have been waiting for a long time. You need to fight negativity and learn to wait with a good attitude, always expecting, trusting, and excited about what God is doing in the meantime.
Be consistent in faith and don’t be double-minded. Consistency is the key to victory. Refuse to be defeated and stand on the promises found in God’s Word that apply to your particular situation. Attitude is everything when we’re waiting for our good outcome.
God is good and He has a plan for each of our lives. You can always expect His best when you put your hope in Him.
Above all, remember that God’s timing is perfect. You won’t always see Him coming, but you will definitely know He’s been there.