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Expecting Good Things – October 23 Devotions


How nice it is to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, so it’s a bit easier to expect good things and positive changes, rather than be overwhelmed with dark clouds and negativity.



Here’s the devotional thought for this Friday…


“Often we experience a lot of disappointment,

which hinders joy and enjoyment,

due to deciding for ourselves that something has to be done

a certain way or by a certain time.

When we want something strongly,

we can easily convince ourselves

that it is God’s will for us to have it.

I know that I can and should use my faith,

but God has an appointed time.

Jesus Himself made it clear that it is not for us

to know what these times are.

Remaining expectant every day,

no matter how long it takes,

is one of the things that will keep you and me flowing in joy.

My time can come at any moment, any day–

maybe today–

and so can yours!”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”


My reflections:

It’s so important to keep this devotional thought in mind, that God has good things in store for us …in HIS time, which will be better timing for us than what we usually think! Plus, it’s often during that waiting period that we learn and grow.


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you feel like the darkness is closing in as you wait for something you really want or need to happen in your life, or are there some flickers of light and hope?


  1. Deanna

    I turn to God when I have negative thoughts.

    23 . Oct . 2015
  2. rika

    I try to be positive everyday. New hope, New beginning 🙂

    24 . Oct . 2015
  3. victoria

    Sometimes its hard to think positive when you are in the difficult days. But staying positive are really important

    24 . Oct . 2015
  4. Francene Stanley

    So true. Negative thoughts don’t control me, but they do my husband.
    Despite that, we had some good news yesterday, which lifted pressure and money worries from our shoulders.
    Perhaps, between us, we create a good balance. He works on problems and accumulates stress, I believe something good will happen–and it does.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  5. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I try to think positive, but sometimes, depending on the situation, it’s not easy!

    24 . Oct . 2015
  6. Dana

    I love when things are positive and while life can’t always be a glimmer is good with me

    24 . Oct . 2015
  7. Elizabeth O.

    I definitely agree with this. You know, I was upset over something a friend did last night and when I woke up instead of adding fuel to the fire, I thought about ever good thing that we shared. And my ill feelings went away.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  8. Patrice M Foster

    I agree we have to keep thinking positive it’s a work in progress which is not easy at times.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  9. Angie Scheie

    Great devotional! I’m in one of those long waiting periods right now, and I’m trying to keep my eyes on Jesus so I will have that joy. So easy to get down.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  10. Liz Mays

    I usually see hope and light! I have to keep my eye on the prize or I can get too low.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  11. Life as a Convert

    I always chose to see the positive side of things, so even when there is darkness, I can still find the light.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  12. Jim Bauer

    Being that I am not a man of faith I do not turn to religious teachings or doctrines to find my light. But knowing that I am in control and no one else helps me to understand that the only thing I can do is act. I cannot wait for someone to help me. I cannot expect some divine intervention will help me. I cannot expect that things will just happen because I am a good person. When darkness is imminent I simply realize that, and come up with a plan to deal with it, and take action to make it less dark. It works like a charm for me.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  13. Lexie Lane

    You have to keep positive thinking. Don’t expect too much just enjoy time to time I know it’s not easy but keep it simple.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  14. Claudette

    Thank you for sharing yet again another great thought. Hope you are having a great weekend.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  15. Jessica Cassidy

    This post is so inspirational. It makes me happy as a bookworm when I help fellow bookworm buy their books in their wish list without expecting in return. The smile on their face is enough for me.

    25 . Oct . 2015
  16. Eileen Mendoza Loya

    I feel like I have not spoken to God in the longest time and I feel so guilty about it. I easily get depressed and frustrated when things do not go as I expect them to. I think it is just because really, I need to pray for guidance.

    25 . Oct . 2015
  17. Ourfamilyworld

    I love the quotes. I try to always think positive and look at things the bright side.

    25 . Oct . 2015
  18. Sharon G. Cobb

    The mind is a very powerful thing and controlling our thoughts is extremely important. A lot of people do not know how to do this but it is a skill that can be learned; a very important skill.

    25 . Oct . 2015
  19. Salma

    I agree, being positive is really important and can really change the outlook of your day.

    26 . Oct . 2015

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