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–
and so can yours!”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
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?