When a woman is pregnant it is said that she is “expecting.” What is she expecting? Not a dog or a hippopotamus or a field of poppies or a bag of stones. The mother doesn’t have to worry about what is going to come out after nine months. She is expecting a baby.
What are you expecting from God? Is it a sure thing like the pregnant woman? Do you expect blessings? Do you expect good things? Do you expect God’s promises to be fulfilled in you? If you have been through some tough times of troubles, maybe your “expector” is broken or damaged and you are in the throes of doubt or discouragement.
Here, then, are some things that you can to expect with certainty. “The Lord will accomplish what concerns me” (Psalm 138:8) “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) “The Lord is for me; what can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6) “In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.” (Isaiah 54:14-15)
What else can you expect? You can expect God to answer prayer. You can expect all the promises in the Bible are true. You can expect God to honor His Word. Proclaim without hesitation everything that you are expecting from God just like the pregnant woman proclaims she is expecting a baby. Why? Because that is what God is expecting of you.