Minute Devotions: A sense of expectation

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand – Isaiah 41:10 We all have expectations. Some of us have expectations of how we think our life will turn out and we plan accordingly towards a goal or a time frame, only to reach that time and find ourselves standing empty handed, our dreams nowhere to be found. Some of us have expectations for our children and the life they will lead, yet the children … Continue reading Minute Devotions: A sense of expectation

Minute Devotions: A time of waiting

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalms 27:14 Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. Especially when you are waiting for something you really want; a job, a test result, a prayer answered. While waiting is hard, it is also a necessary part of our life as it builds our resilience and patience. It also builds our faith as it requires a lot of trust in God. It requires us to stop striving to fix or change things and to trust that God has it under control. … Continue reading Minute Devotions: A time of waiting

Waiting impatiently for dreams to come true

It’s my birthday next week and I’m feeling reflective, sort of. I was having a think today about how I’m feeling at the moment versus how I was feeling last year and found myself thinking back past last year’s birthday to the one before, and the one before that, and the one before that. There were a few to reflect on. But that’s beside the point. What struck me as I was going back in time was that for the however many years, I’ve sort of lived my life in advance, thinking about what my life will look like when … Continue reading Waiting impatiently for dreams to come true