Our anticipation can be based on our feelings or facts. Anticipation is our “preconceived opinion, produced in our mind before the truth is known.”1
Anticipation for the Lord
I believe, our anticipation can be faith expressed through a confident expectation upon the character of God Who is Faithful and True.
“Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14 AMP
Our anticipation can be based upon God’s Word.
“I anticipated the dawning of the morning and cried [in childlike prayer]; I hoped in Your word. My eyes anticipate the night watches and I am awake before the cry of the watchman, that I may meditate on Your word.” ~Psalm AMPC 119:147-8 AMPC
Our anticipation can be expressed in an assured faith in God’s nature.
“Now faith is the assurance (confirmation, title deed) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality-faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].” ~Hebrews 11:1 AMP
1 Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Retrieved October 12, 2023, from Websters Dictionary 1828 – Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Anticipation
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. The one-word prompt this week is anticipation.