I absolutely LOVE my daily devotional book...it seems as if God is placing each and every single one of these verses in my path. Let me back up and give you some history before moving on to the present...
The DH and I moved into a new home in April of 2007. We found the perfect house....just what we were hoping to purchase. It was a little out of our price range, but we had decided that we could do it and we WOULD do it. That same year, we had our first IVF procedure...and I don't need to tell you the ridiculous cost for IVF. After the negative pregnancy test, we set out a plan to try again that following April. AGAIN....another ridiculous cost and AGAIN...another negative pregnancy test. So, 2009 has been a year of trying and attempting to financially get back on our feet again. I also don't need to tell you how the economy is NOT in our corner right now...so we are doing anything and everything to pick up the pieces.
As I am sure most of you feel...sometimes it just seems as if NOTHING is going your way. I have been feeling that way a LOT lately!! The DH is working himself crazy, picking up more boat listings, and trying to make some sales. I am not only working at my school, but also selling Mary Kay, creating cards for my website, and selling ads for Serious.Life Magazine. And because of all these things we are trying to do to survive...we are NOT spending enough quality time TOGETHER.
Okay...back to the present.
I woke up this morning and pulled out my daily devotional. The verse for today?
"Those who wait for the Lord, who expect, look for, and hope in Him, shall renew their strength..."~Isaiah 40.31
What are my expectations? To get out of debt, to get pregnant, to be the best wife to my husband. If I don't expect things to get better, then nothing will get better. God promises to meet my expectations in Matthew 9:29 when He said "According to your faith be it done unto you."
So there you have it....I started off 2009 giving it the title of The Year of New Beginnings. Well, now I'm giving it the title of Expecting the BEST!!
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