For I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return. (2 Timothy 1:12 NLT)
I don't know how you expect Jesus to work in your life. There are times I'd like for Jesus to come into my life with ground-breaking revelations and speak audibly to me. I want him to come and make all my hard decisions for me and tell me which way to go. But, I know this is not likely. His role is not to live up to my expectations. He is Savior and Lord. He knows what is best and has bigger things to accomplish — things that I can't even imagine.
Jesus certainly didn't come close to satisfying the lavish hopes of the people of his day, either. This is especially true of the hopes of many of his fellow Jews — only a few of whom converted to Christianity. He didn't live up to many of their expectations of what a Messiah should do.
Today, this problem still haunts us. People turn their backs on God because Jesus didn't help them as they thought he should or protect them as they thought he would. He didn't live up to what they expected for their Messiah.
What God does for us is often not what we expect him to do because our expectations are not His. He has something better, richer, higher, fuller, more enduring, and more complete in mind for us.
So be humble under God's powerful hand. Then he will lift you up when the right time comes. Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 ERV)
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