[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living! Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. (Psalm 27:13 & 14 AMP)
This verse speaks to me so deeply. As I’ve been reading through my personal journalings, I’m taken to my knees and brought to tears again and again over how gently God has led me time and again.
He gave me the gift of hope... and what a gift that is! What would have become of me without it? For instance and because it's fresh on my mind, I just knew somehow He would bring about good from all this cancer stuff ...and He has. I see it revealed right and left.
Whatever you are waiting on today, whatever you are suffering, ask God for hope. Ask Him to give you the unreasonable ability to believe in (wait on) the goodness He will bring. Ask Him for the gift to expect and hope that He will come. This is the ultimate challenge. Will you seek Him for a brave-heart! I think He's just waiting to be asked.
“Dear Father, I lift up all my sisters in the Lord and the heavy burdens they carry today. Give each of us the hope we need to believe that You are working behind the scenes where we can’t see. Give us brave hearts as we expect Your great things to come about. In Jesus Mighty Name.” Anna