Mountain Moving Monday: Expectation

Monday, March 10, 2014

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” (Psalm 62:5)

Word Study: Expectation

The original meaning of expectation in this verse is taken from the Hebrew word Tiqvah, which means a cord that binds, a thing longed for, hope, and attachment.

Let’s look at the word expectation in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

Some people believe God will heal and bring comfort to the brokenhearted, but they don’t expect Him to do it for them. Have you been there? Are you there now?

David’s plea demonstrated his belief that God would come through for him when He needed him the most. He had full confidence that the Lord would provide a cord of comfort that leads straight to Him…and of course, God did, and does the same for us.

Expectation implies a longing for God and a cord that binds us to Him when we’re experiencing those detached feelings that come from grief. Emotions such as wanting to be alone, distancing ourselves from others, being disconnected from reality, can push us into deeper pits of despair. Moving the mountain of detachment will require walking the cord of comfort that attaches to the Lord. Are you walking His way?

There’s an expectation that God will provide comfort for us when we’re grieving. When we replace our moments of detachment, and replace them with expectation, we’re expressing to God that we trust His grieving process. We trust that while we wait for Him, He’ll provide the wherewithal we need to survive the tough times. If we’re bound to God then our wait is all a part of His process of comfort.

When we’re grieving a hard loss, whether that be a job, a transition that’s taken away a sense of comfort, a physical loss to our bodies, or what have you, we should, like David, express that our expectation [longing, cord of comfort, hope] is from HIM. It won't change what has happened, but it may ease our strain.

No matter how far off comfort may seem we can move the mountain of detachment because expectation leads us back to the Father.


Father, our souls wait for you. We feel detached when we lose things or people whom are important to us, but we put full confidence in our wait that binds us to you. We trust that you’ll fill us completely with gladness during our grief.  We pray Father, that we can walk the cord of comfort that leads to you and find solace for our souls. We know our expectation comes from you and believe that you will not only bring comfort to others, you will bring it to us as well. Thank you for providing your Comfort in the form of the Holy Spirit. May we seek you deeply in order to find what we need to cope in our loss. In Jesus’ blessed name we pray, Amen.

How will your expectation move mountains today?

*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*

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