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Set Your Expectations Higher

Posted: December 28, 2016

As we look forward to 2017, many view the dawn of a New Year as a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and new opportunities. But what if you feel stressed or anxious about the future and don’t want to expect much so that you won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t all work out?

If 2016 was a discouraging or painful year, it’s easy to set low expectations for the future, to avoid the heartache of failure or loss.

But let me challenge you to set your expectations higher! God is faithful and loves giving good gifts to his children.

When the Israelites where walking around the desert for 40 years, God never abandoned them; instead, He provided for their every need.

Today I challenge you to believe that God will do the same for you in 2017!

"You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, Your manna You did not withhold from their mouth, And You gave them water for their thirst.”
- Nehemiah 9:20 NIV

Lord, thank you that I can trust you and your word. Help me to set me expectations high for 2017, knowing that You are faithful and I can trust You to provide my every need. In Jesus’ name, amen.