Psalm 6:8

Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.

Most often, frustration comes as a result of so much expectation. Frustrated of his expectation from his children, he cried aloud and wept about his disappointment that his expectation was far from reality. He sought the Lord for help. Few years later, his heart is filled with gladness that his children exceeded his expectation for them. He was very confident that the Lord heard his cry for help. Each time he remembered that day when he cried to the Lord, he cannot help but gratefully praise the Lord with all his heart. As response to the grace of God, he prayed to serve the Lord wholeheartedly.

Have you ever had similar frustration because you expected so much from someone else? Be sure to shower your expectation with prayer. Reflect on what it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, 17Pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

The end result of praying should be thankfulness in all circumstances, pleasant or not. Praying should be practical proof of trust that the will of God is design for betterment of the obedient believer. God does not spoon feed his children. He wants us to learn his ways and trust that everything he does is beneficial to us who believe in his faithfulness.

Everyone can have expectation but as interpreted from a statement of a missionary, it is proper for us to expect great things from God when we attempt great things for him. Why? It should confirm our belief that the Lord has authority in heaven and on earth. And in that case, nobody can control their circumstances. We may but should not completely expect from others. We cannot even expect completely from ourselves, right?

Lord Jesus, increase my faith to expect great things from you.

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