God’s power is released when we pray in faith,trusting and believing Him, because faith pleases Him. Expectancy is an attribute of faith that carries its own kind of power– the power of hope. Faith reaches out into the spiritual realm and expects God’s supernatural power to show up and do what no person on Earth could do. Doubt, on the other hand, is afraid nothing good will happen; it does not please God and is not something He is able to bless. We are powerless when we live with doubt, disappointment, and a lack of confidence in God.
Just think about a time when you were not really sure God would come through for you. You were not able to pray very powerful prayers, were you? Now recall a time when your heart trusted completely in God and you really believed that He would come through for you. You were able to pray then with a certain sense of power, weren’t you? That’s the power of expectation in prayer. Even if things don’t work out exactly the way you hoped they would, trust God to know what is best and keep expecting Him to do great things.
God’s word for you today: Expect God to do great thing in your life and pray boldly.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. –Psalms 62:5
From the book “Hearing from God each morning” by Joyce Meyer.