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Actively Waiting in Hope!

My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. (Psalm 62:5, AMPC)

The idea of this verse is that although we find ourselves dealing with various circumstances and situations, all our expectations and hope (for release) must come from God. We are not to rely on our friends, or ourselves, because our strength will fail, our resources become drained, and our friends have issues just like we do.

God is our liberator, and our confidence should be in Him to liberate us. In this life we will have our afflictions; but our Lord has given us His Word that He will deliver us out of them all. So, in the meantime, we silently, quietly, and patiently wait without murmuring, grumbling, and complaining. God knows what He is doing, and He knows what we can handle as we wait for His providential care to take over.

While we wait, we must declare our certainty (our confidence) that God is working everything together for our good. The word declare comes from the Hebrew word “achvah” which means to “make known” or “to set forth an accounting” in other words ‘to declare’ is to “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” The last thing your heavenly Father wants you to do is to despair or passively (inactively) hope everything will work out.

Unfortunately, many people do just that—they skeptically wait for the Lord to open a door, complaining the whole time. This could be equivalent to throwing pie in God’s face, because skeptics (doubt) and complainers (whine). When we do this, we offend God and discredit the name of Jesus, who has been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

We should actively wait, using the waiting moments of our lives to pray and know God better (spending time with God, listening to the Holy Spirit - who will teach us all truth). We should praise our heavenly Father for all He has done in the past and what He is doing in the future, keeping our trust in Him. Equally so, we should use this time to prepare, by aggressively applying Scripture to our lives and helping others know Him by speaking His Word, declaring His promises, having great expectations, and doing good).

God has a plan for our lives, and we can know for certain, without a shadow of doubt, He is using even the most trying circumstances of our lives to ready us for His greater purposes. I am certain that God, who began the good work within us, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. We must know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. You see they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. As we walk with Him, He is molding and shaping us to fulfill His purposes, which fit us perfectly and will satisfy our soul.

From your viewpoint, it may look like you are way off course, but you can rest assured that God, the one who sits High and looks low, the lifter of your head, the regulator of your mind, and the guardian of your heart will keep you on the right track and path He has called you to. His plans are to prosper you not to harm you, to give you hope and a future. Remember we are not simply waiting, we are waiting with hope, and this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, He sent his only Son to save us from spending an eternity in hell and living eternally with Him. So, speak out in faith that what He has for you is good.

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