According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. Philippians 1:20
What are your expectations from God? Its easy to be faithful to God when things are going well, but how about when we struggle? When you wake up one day feeling depressed or going through a hard time, do you still pray and give thanks to your Father (God)?
Sometimes it may feel difficult but when we grow our faith we can have “earnest expectations” that God is still with us. The word “earnest” means to have intense conviction or being sincere and honest. So when we say we have “earnest expectation” we mean we truly believe with all our heart and soul, God is still going to deliver us.
Notice the next part of the scripture says “ I will not be put to shame in anything”. Our situation may currently feel hopeless but God is still in control. Paul was imprisoned, beaten, and even stoned to death. But he knew that God would not forsake him and he pressed on towards the prize of his higher calling.
The final part of this scripture “With all boldness, Christ will be exalted in our bodies” We need to remember as a Christian, Jesus lives in you! The same power that rose Christ from the dead is living in you! We can’t be defeated! Have earnest expectations and hope that God will deliver you in Jesus Name Amen