I dislike that I have expectations because that means that I am only thinking about what I want. It represents disappointment since nothing EVER goes perfectly as planned.
How do you not have them when you are looking forward to a visit? Forward to a special event?
I have been in this new town for a year and have expected to make a close friend, connect to a church, want to be here, but these are unmet expectations.
Then I realize that having expectations is like hope. It is waiting for something to hang on to and often it is all that keeps one breathing.
I'll admit...in trusting God I can't help but anticipate that there will be answers even if those answers don't match mine. I expect to see the Lord working at some point. Blessings do arrive eventually.
The Lord wants us to expect to see Him...and I do and I am grateful.