All created beings have expectations. Psalm 104:27-28 was written about this. It says, “These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season. What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good.”
Romans 8:19 says, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” Verse 21 says that they wait because they know that they will be delivered. Verse 22 says that all creation groans.
Verse 23 says, “Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”
Think of a lion. He goes out expecting to find prey so he can eat. Psalm 145:15-16 says, “The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.”
Matthew 6:26 says, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Verse 28 says, “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.”
Matthew 6:25-34 was written to instruct us on the futility of worry. Why do we worry? It is because we are expecting something but don’t know the outcome in the moment. Yet God does.
Every trial is seeded with God’s provision of wisdom. Proverbs 2:7 say that His wisdom is stored up for the upright. James 1:5 says that when we don’t know what to do in our trial that we are to ask Him.
God is the only One who knows all things. It is futile to worry because we are speculating about something that we have no control over. ‘What if’ should not be in our thoughts. Rather we can ask ‘What are You doing Lord in this moment of my life?’ That is the question that ushers in His navigating wisdom.
To wait is an expression of humility and trust. All our expectations must be in God. Not in what we hope He will do, but in His steadfast character. 2 Peter 1:4 says, “By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature…” We ‘partake’ through centering our thoughts on the Lord and His unchangeable character.
Psalm 62:1 says, “Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation.” Verse 5 says, “ My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Have you ever noticed how noisy worry is? Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God…”