It’s the possibility of:
Something new. Something better.
I find the term “Expectant Hope” so exciting!
I’m sure that, like me, at sometime, you’ve been in a season of waiting.
- Waiting for direction from the Lord.
- Waiting for something to change.
- Waiting for rescue.
- Just waiting.
It’s never easy. I don’t enjoy waiting. Waiting in line, waiting at a stop light, waiting for Amazon.
But in the waiting God is doing something! He’s changing our heart’s.
He gives us an opportunity to trust Him when all we can do is wait! In this section of Isaiah, God reminds the Israelite people that He was faithful in the past to destroy Pharaohs armies in the Red Sea.
He tells them that He’s got even more in store for them. They need to remember what He has done in the past , to build their faith and prepare them for what He’s about to do in their future! (Isaiah 43:19)
“For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?”Isaiah 43:19
Don’t forget that there is a gap in time. That’s where the waiting takes place.
The Israelite’s had to
- be faithful
- and live their daily lives
but they had to do it with Expectant Hope! That’s where we put feet on our faith, it’s in the waiting.
God not only sees the “now” of our lives, but He sees the future too. He will clear a path for us! He will make a way through the wilderness.
He gives purpose to the waiting.
When we see only one way through our difficulty, God is there, doing a New Thing in the land! When we least expect it, we’ll see Him move!
Pray. Trust. Wait.
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