It could be a major event like the much anticipated birth of a baby. It could be a small but fun event like a family vacation or day at the beach. It might even be that wonderful annual celebration known as the start of the college football season. Hallelujah!
But what do you do when it seems life has lost its joy? What do you do when anticipation has run dry? That’s where faith kicks in. I’m talking about the faith to believe that in the midst of life’s monotony and pain, God still has something good for you on the horizon.
It was Oral Roberts who coined the phrase that later became the opening theme song of his television program, “Something good is going to happen to you.” The voice of fear says, “Look out! Something bad is going to happen to you.” The voice of faith says, “Look up! Something good is going to happen to you.” Success in life depends on which voice you listen to.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, each day is filled with hopeful expectation. You just never know where God is going to lead you or how He is going to use you in any given day. And as the old song says, “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.” Life with Jesus at the center just gets better and better the farther along you go. And when life’s days are spent, we have the great assurance of eternity in the home of the Lord.
So look up in faith today. Be excited about life. No matter what your present circumstances might be, you have much to live for! Experience the strong surge of anticipation again. As a born again believer in Jesus, you have more to look forward to than you realize!
Pastor Todd Weston