Five Minute Friday – Expect


Joining with Kate at Heading Home

For five minutes of free writing.
“This is meant to be a free write, which means:
no editing, no over-thinking,
no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
Just write.”

Today’s prompt- Expect

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Expect –
regard as likely to happen
anticipate await

Oh, how often I have expected something to happen
birthdays,
Christmas,
a wedding,
the births of my five babies.

Many times
the happenings were beyond my expectations.
Most of the time, in fact,
they were happily beyond my expectations.

BUT
those times with hard results,
those times of heart rendering results
those times when my expectations were shattered.

What then . . .

This I recall to mind,
therefore I have hope.
Lamentations 3:21

I remember:
in the hard times – I was never alone.

in the heart rendering times = He healed my broken heart.

in the shattered times – He picked up the broken pieces,
set them back on the potter’s wheel
and created a new vessel fir His use,

I’ve learned to leave my expectations in God’s hands.

Psalm 62:5
My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.

There is none but him in whom thou canst safely trust; and to get his help, resign thyself into his hands; be subject to him, and be silent before him. . .
Clarke’s Commentary


We are on vacation and just visited Niagara Falls.
The Almighty God who created this,
can easily and faithfully take care of my expectations.

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Five Minute Friday – Expect

Joining with Kate at Heading Home

For five minutes of free writing.
“This is meant to be a free write, which means:
no editing, no over-thinking,
no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
Just write.”

This week’s prompt –Expect

GO

expect
• a : to consider probable or certain
• b : to consider reasonable, due, or necessary
• c : to consider bound in duty or obligated

expectation
• : a belief that something will happen or is likely to happen

 

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
Psalm 62:5

Where do i get my hope?
On whom do I set my affection?
On whom do I lean?

The LORD GOD who says:
I will never leave thee or forsake thee
I will send you a comforter
I AM the Lord God, I change not

These are the stones of my foundation.
As I learned to trust God for my every day needs.
He wrote these promises on the fleshly tables
of my heart with His own finger.

These promises are so apart of me –
the words and I are one.

No one can take them from me.
I can’t even sandblast them from my heart.
The words are set as if in stone.

For many times I have cried to My Father with full expectation
I would receive an answer.
He has never failed to answer.
Always as I have longed for, desired or in my wisdom considered best
No
Has His answer failed?
No
Has His answer damaged my expectation, my hope or my confidence in Him?

NO!

stop

 

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Also expecting a good harvest from our berry vines.

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Definitions,  Scripture and pictures added before/after writing.

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