Wait in Expectation

Psalm 5 says: “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” I wonder how different our attitude toward prayer would be if we REALLY expected our prayers to be answered. I think back to the times when God has suddenly answered one of my prayers and my first thought is “Wow, I can’t believe he actually answered that!” It sounds so silly that it makes me laugh. What exactly was I expecting to happen when I prayed? King David was a man after God’s own heart, and he knew how to pray. He talked to God all the time, not just in the morning. He also talked to him when he laid on his bed at night and when he covered his couch with tears. David just had this way of talking to God all the time. He wasn’t afraid to tell God how he felt and he wasn’t afraid to make his requests known to God. One thing is certain – David always expected God to answer him. And he waited in expectation. As you read through the Psalms you will see over and over again that David had complete assurance that God would intervene and grant him his request. Think about the prayers you prayed today. Are you expecting God to answer them?

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