Sunday, January 1, 2017

Wait "In Expectation."

God has given us measurements of time so we have some perspective on our lives.  Think how hopeless we would feel if we were stuck in some stressful situation and thought it would never end.  But God gives us a new morning, a new day, a new month, a new year, to start over again and again.  With each new start we lift our voices heavenward, laying out our hopes and prayers.  Then we wait "in expectation," as the psalmist said, to receive the gifts and blessings, and yes, challenges, God has planned for us!

He is the God of our past, present and future.  He is a God of new things, He is a God of renewal and restoration, He is a God of refreshing.

Without Him our lives stretch out to a hopeless end, with Him we have the endless hope of a heavenly tomorrow.

Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed New Year!


Until Next Time
Waiting Expectedly





10 comments:

  1. I think your 2017 word ought to be "wait or waiting", giggling...Have a Happy day, friend. Blessings

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  2. Happy New Year, Mary! This is a great message for the new year.

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  3. Happy, happy New Year. Hope 2017 is awesomely blessed!

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  4. Expecting wonderful things in 2017. Trusting God for His marvelous REST and GRACE and Joy!!

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  5. YES!

    That's all I can say about this.

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  6. I read that psalm this morning as it is one of my favorites. Thank God for new days and new mercies. And thanks to Him for "and it came to pass!" Happy New Year blessings to you.

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  7. Happy, happy new year my friend!! Wishing you many blessings in 2017!

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  8. Endless HOPE! I like that!!!

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  9. Waiting expectantly. I love that!

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