For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. (Psalm 9:18 NKJV)
May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Our expectation is our hope. This Scripture clearly promises that our expectation will not perish so we must hang in there without wavering or shaking. Hope is so precious that when it is deferred it makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12).
We must put on expectation as we go into prayer to ask God for grace and blessings. Abraham had expectation because he kept believing that the promise of God for Him would come to pass.
Perished expectation means that we do not trust God or have faith in Him. It signifies defeat and discouragement. However, our expectations will not perish – we will receive them in Jesus Name.
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
It is only the Holy Spirit that gives hope and increases the hope in us. May we be filled with hope and never give in to despair or hopelessness. May we cling to the hope that we have for what we are expecting God to do for us. Most especially, may we always put on the hope of salvation and rejoice because of our final home in the city of wonders – Heaven.