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I think this time I actually have no expectations. I want to have expectations, I want to have my way, but I gave it to God and I want his best. I can expect good from "my" Jesus. I do have my times of sorrow and sleeplessness but I turn those into praise. I am so excited to see the work of God in my life, in my family, and in the community.

My mom is reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, she came across a part where Corrie was in solitary confinement, she had smuggled the 4 gospels and was reading and wondering what could come of, and what good could come of, the war(WW2). As she thought this it came to her that Jesus by all intents and purpose was completely defeated, be for anything good could come of it(his death). This brought me to the passage ING the gospels "unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies".

We in our respective trials are "defeated" "with no hope as the world sees it" and out of those ruins rises, if we surrender to his will, what God intended for us to be. He created us to be sons of the Most High, to fulfill his perfect plan. No wonder we can rejoice in our trials. Looking up into the light of the risen Lord.

  • We can only seek and do our best to do God's will  for us.  We want our spouses to do the same, and we do have a  right to expect them to do so.  but as you know, having expectations when our spouses are fighting God's will leads to hurt and us trying to pull there car and to fix things ourselves.

    So, as we let His perfect plan develop in us, we need to let Him develop His perfect plan in His time and way in our spouse, and we need to pray that His will is done in our spouses life.

  • I fight the expectation of my wife coming back. I have been getting better at not worrying about it and just letting God have everything but deep in my mind I do think she will come back someday. I just can't dwell on it. Maybe not expect but hope. God tells us to have hope.

    1 Corinthians 13:13

    So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • Eddie don't forget that these passages are aimed at hope in God for salvation, hope in God for his provision hope that doesn't leave you shamed, not necessarily hope for all things. This is not to say that God doesn't want to give us good things, or bless us, but our hope needs to be in/for him alone.  

  • Josh you're right. It doesn't make any sense to hope for my wife back. If God wills it, it will happen. My hope should be in Him, and Him alone. Thanks for pointing that out.

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