We all have expectations

Of how life should ideally be,

And we’re thoroughly disappointed

When the results we do not see.

Life can be unfair at times

With many twists and turns,

But the trials will refine our soul

When a lesson throughout is learned.

When we set our standards high

And many times with anticipation;

Our ways can be idolatrous

When in man we place expectations.

We tend to trust that people

Will provide and will be there,

But we set ourselves up for a fall

When they simply do not care.

It’s a blessing when we do receive

The love, care and attention,

But to rely on, live for and to expect

Is a burden that can bring tension.

Only God can ultimately satisfy

That empty hole within,

And will never ever let us down

As He understands the state we’re in…

When we trust in the Lord Jesus

We are truly all set free,

And we can expect all of God’s promises

With true blessings to finally see.

(C) P.B. 2019

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5

“Do not trust in a friend. Do not put your confidence in a companion…I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me.” Micah 7:5-7

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Psalm 34:19