Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not see, with patience we wait eagerly for it.” (NASB)
Father – How do I eagerly wait with patience? They seem like opposites – eager/patient… Clarify, please.
Child – Anticipation is a driving force in my kingdom. Life is full of purpose as you anticipate what I will do in and through your life today. Each new day is an unwritten slate on which we will write victories as we go through it.
You in Me and I in you. We form a united front against the wiles and plans of the enemy. He intends to hurt you and separate you from others and most of all from Me. But I, the victorious one, live inside you so it is possible to go through a day unscathed as you rest in Me. Eagerly watch to see just how I will work out the situations as you yield your thoughts, emotions, words and actions to Me!
You exist so my glory will be seen in your part of the world. I reach out to those in your path to bless you and them with encouragement, hope and peace. Rest as I supply all you need in each situation. At the same time, this trust will build an eager anticipation to see how I will take care of that need. Hence, the blessed tension!
We walk together into your present unknown firmly on the path I have chosen for the day. Hold my hand as we go living each moment and watch to see the good that will come from each trial. Trust and obey. It’s the only way to full, joyful living in this present world.
Eager hope is possible through patient trust in Me as you watch and wait for what is to come.