Wait in Hope

“But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7 (AMP)*

Micah writes this at a time when people are so corrupt that he says you can’t even trust your own friend or lover. Yet he looks ahead to the day God will forgive his people’s sin and restore them.

Wait for God. Not impatiently, arms folded, toes tapping. Not passively, resigned or wondering if He’ll really show up.

Hope in God. Not wish-hoping, like I hope it’s warm on the weekend. Expectantly anticipating, securely confident in Him. Actively putting our trust in Him, knowing He cannot fail.

Talk to God. Not complaining or blaming, although He understands if that’s how we start. But finish with praise. He doesn’t need to hear how wonderful He is, but we need to remind ourselves. When we’re looking at how big God is, our problems come into a better perspective and we can trust Him to look after us. We can worship.


In the waiting.

If you can, take five minutes to listen to “In the Waiting,” by the group FFH

*Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.


2 thoughts on “Wait in Hope

  1. Laura

    Thank you for your words of wisdom. I’ve been spending a lot more time praying over the last couple of months than I usually give myself time for, and it really has helped me through some very difficult moments. I do need to learn to trust in Him more than I have, and I do need to learn to be more patient in awaiting His answers. Thank you for the reminder!

  2. Donald

    Hi Joanna. I just read all your articles today & this one caught my eye, especially since I was asked to listen to FFH.
    What is the full name of this group?
    I enjoy reading your interpretation of things.
    I will access your Web page more often.
    Thank you.
    Don sketchley


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