Recently I started thinking about our expectations from our faith in God, when Jacob, a young friend of ours, told us his brother was very disappointed in faith in God.
In our conversation we learned that his brother had very specific expectations of what God was supposed to do in their lives once they devoted themselves to Him.
You can never know what goes on in someone’s heart or life, the battles he has to face in order to come out on the other side, we only see the outcomes, the results. Jacob’s brother didn’t see or know what his brother was facing, the hardships, found and challenges he had to endure before we saw the blessings and the victory. So he naturally expected it to come automatically, without facing any of the difficulties and battles his brother had to fight in order to get there.
In Luke 22:32, Yeshua told Peter: “But I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail.” Sometimes our faith is tested, and it is so important to have someone in our lives who can edify and encourage us to press on, so we can come out of it victorious.
When I think about what I expect from God, I think the same as He expects from me: an intimate relationship. To be able to stand in awe before the greatness of His creation, see all He has done, and just be overwhelmed with thanksgiving.
When we come to God, His biggest gift to us is not only the knowledge we have been justified and redeemed, but that from now on we are never alone! He had made us a part of His family, which means He will take care of us.
He will always be there for us, no matter what we have to go through.
And that is enough.
Love and blessings,
Pastor Vicky Pochtar