Psalm 62: 5-8
My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved. With God rests my salvation-my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God! Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us a fortress and a high tower. Selah, pause-calmly think of that! Amplified Bible
Got A Crushed Heart From Dashed Expectations?
Don’t put your expectations in people or things, this position leaves your heart vulnerable to be crushed. Place your expectations in God, all your hope in HIS Hands, because He guards your heart, only His Love for you is perfect, provisional, and protective in that way that ONLY He can. Finite expectations are an easy target for the enemy to use against us, which is why when they are in God’s Hands, they can’t be tampered with by the wiles of the enemies’ discouragement, offense and hurt.
A person with discretion is not easily angered; he gains respect by overlooking an offense. Proverbs 19:11
Don’t Put Your Expectations In The Finite
When we put our expectations in people, we set ourselves up to be devalued. People are not reliable, they are finite and they are not completely, selflessly for us in the way our God is. The Holy Spirit is a defense that is never moved, an Advocate that is always looking out for our best. People fail, God does not fail us! God’s perfect purposes are always in play for us, working towards what is best for us.
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby, that He may remain with you forever— John 14:26 Amplified Bible
Lean Your Expectations On God First And Always
When you lean on people, you will fall, but God is safe refuge, He will always hold us up. His peace is perfect in stability in the good times and bad times! God is always with us, His peace stabilizes us. When we put our confidence in the flesh, it will fail us and we will fall, we will bruise our hearts. The best way to live life in this season, in this generation, is to put your confidence, trust, expectations in God. His Holy Spirit is a refuge for our emotions, a safe place to sort out our expectations, testing them to see if they align up with God’s Sovereign sway. God is a fortress we can depend on in the heat or the cold of emotional storms, and He is always ready to shelter us with what we need, exactly when we need it.
You are the rock where I am safe. You are my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter. You rescue me and keep me from being hurt. 2 Samuel 23:3 CEV
Expectations Are Tricky
Expectations are easy to trick us, it is all about where you park them. Are your expectations in God’s Hands, if so, they are sheltered and owned by Him. If you put your expectations in people’s hands, then they have an open door to your soul. Since expectations are easily swayed, they can be devil dashed and that is why we lean them into God’s Sovereign Sway, so the enemy can’t use our expectations against us. People hurt people and sometimes they are not even aware that your expectations were destroyed by something that they did or did not do. We are human, we don’t get everything, our worldly viewpoints are not always reliable, they are tainted with the ups and downs of soul emotions, selfishness, distractions and the human condition.
Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead. Proverbs 3:5-6 The Voice
Your viewpoint of your expectations are finite, therefore, they are not wholly understood or cared for by human beings you invest them in. A piece of your soul is extended with an expectation and when they are invested in people first, they are not fully owned or cared for with the same viewpoint as they were vested with, because every person is unique and sees things from their point of view, therefore your soul is in danger of being hurt when you put your expectations in the wrong place. The only ONE Who truly knows the whole of your soul is God, He is the only one Who sees the full viewpoint, motive and reason for an invested expectation, therefore He is the ONLY ONE, who can own it, guard it and purposefully, with great wisdom bring it about for your good.
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 NLT
Expectations Match Our Heart Desires
Don’t invest your expectations in people, instead put them in God’s Hands and watch what He can do to develop them into a perfect match for your heart’s desire. Yes, the key to expectations is that they come out of your heart’s desires and God IS the only ONE Who knows those deep desires of your heart and knows how to bring the greatest value to them for you and for His Kingdom.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 ESV
Expectations By A Kingdom Perspective
God’s Kingdom perspective wraps great value around your expectations and saturates your soul with a peace of mind about them, a belief that they will purposefully be taken care of and spent according to God’s perfect will for them. Putting your expectations in God’s Hands are the best place for them. God’s Holy Spirit is a refuge of safety for the expectations of your soul, a strong immovable fortress to rest your ever changing emotions under, a safe place where they will be owned and not judged, a place where you can work them out in the Light of God’s heart and where they can be transformed to look like His Will.
We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster. The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished. Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil. When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them. Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest. We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Prov. 16:1-9 NLT
God Understands Our Expectations
God knows that the human emotion of expectation, is not right or wrong until it is acted out and He gives us a safe place to sort out our emotions, a place where they will be unconditionally owned with great love, a place where each of them has value, a place where they are kept under the loving care of the ONE Who knows how to transform them into actions that become the best investment for the purposes and will of God and simply-significantly enough for us.
Expectations Covered By God’s Truth And Protection
This is the generation where we need to “grow through” with God, putting all our expectations in God’s safe keeping, there will be no better way to live a stable, soul safe life, where your heart stays free from offense and your spirit pure.
All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:8-12 KJV
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