Anticipation in the Outstanding Faithfulness of God’s Character


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


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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.

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16 thoughts on “Anticipation in the Outstanding Faithfulness of God’s Character”

  1. I looked ahead to my own greatness,
    and when it failed I was bereft,
    but I forgot God’s faithfulness,
    and I found what I had left
    was more than I had had before,
    a treasure beyond any spending,
    an unlocked and open door
    to a wealth that is unending.
    And though I journey on in pain,
    I do so with a happy heart
    as I live and thus remain
    to play in joy my greatest part,
    a witness as I tread life’s boards
    to the love and loyalty of the Lord.

    1. I’m so glad His faithfulness is greater than anything we do, Andrew! It’s amazing that because of Him our heart can sing with joy no matter what our outward circumstances.

  2. This is such an interesting word to think about. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about finding joy again—from the everyday blessings we forget to be grateful for to the tasks we’ve been given like writing. There are so many seemingly small things for which we can be thankful and find joy. This morning as I prayed, I found myself thinking of the same things except I couldn’t quite get the right word. With the same heart as finding joy in the small things of life, I realized I must pray with anticipation. Thank you for this word today!

    1. Giving thanks for the small things in our lives gives birth to joy in our hearts and a fresh perspective overall, Ashley. Thank you for sharing your journey with me.

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