Wait in Hope

“His plans are to give you a hope and future. Your Father loves you and, like any dad, desires the best for you. God’s best is good for you. In him there is a future for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”

Proverbs 23:18
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Linda walked home from the meeting forlorn. She had such hope for this new job but the interview didn’t go well. Linda had prayed about the meeting and committed it to God but was not sure she had been successful. All she could do now was to hope. But hope seemed so elusive to her today. “Lord,” she cried, “how long will I need to wait for the answer?” Linda knew all she could do was wait in hope that her Lord would open the door. She took courage because God’s timing is always best.

In the Bible, the words hope and wait are interchangeable. In the Psalms we read, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I hope,” and “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” Isaiah puts it like this, “But they who wait (or hope) for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

God-tracking is based on the premise that God has plans for your life. His plans for you are for your shalom, that is your wellbeing, success and peace. His plans are to give you a hope and future. Your Father loves you and, like any dad, desires the best for you. God’s best is always good for you. In him, you have a future and your hope will not be cut off.

So, until you realise what you’re hoping for, wait for him to meet your needs and guide your footsteps. Wait on him in hope that he will open doors of opportunity according to the plans he knows he has for you. He is faithful and he will do it. And remember, faith is assurance of things hoped for.

God-tracking is waiting in hope for God’s plans to play out

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Psalm 130:5
Psalm 62:5
Isaiah 40:31
Jeremiah 29:11
1 Thessalonians 5:24
Hebrews 11:1

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I choose now to wait in hope for your perfect timing for my circumstances to come together according to your plans

“My dear Father God, I know that you have plans for my life. Plans to give me a blessed and hopeful future. Forgive me for doubting that you would provide and open the right doors for my future. I choose now to wait in hope for your perfect timing for my circumstances to come together according to your plans. I put my faith in your goodness. Amen.”

If you prayed that prayer today, please email me – dudley@godtracker.co.uk

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Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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