Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. . . (Proverbs 3:5)
Hope: Tomorrow will be a better day.
Expectation: Tomorrow will be a better day.
What tone of voice is speaking in our heads when we think these thoughts?
What attitude controls the outcome of hope or expectation?
When we think in terms of this world, we may tend to hope for something better but not be fully assured that it will come to be. Hope in this sense is an uncertainty that isn’t necessarily expected: “I don’t know, but I hope it will happen.”
On the other hand, our hope in Christ is an expectation with strong certainty: “I do know and expect that this will happen through Him.”
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (I Timothy 1:7)
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. (Proverbs 28:26)
It drives our moods, our behaviors, our relationships, our plans, our goals, our ability to reach out to others and make a difference for Christ.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
It is our hope in Christ, the promise that we know will come to pass, in our attitude of belief and trust in Him.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. (Colossians 3:2-4)
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(Sharon G. Tate blog 10/14/18) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word