Lamentations 3:24-25 “…The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him. The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word]…”
There’s a difference between waiting and waiting ‘expectantly’. It takes faith to wait expectantly for the Lord to come through. How often do we wait lacking faith and lacking hope? When we do that, we feel like God isn’t going to come through so we might as well give up. We need to remind ourselves of God’s total trustworthiness and His faithfulness. He knows the situation we’re in and all that we are facing. He won’t forsake us to face it alone. He can be trusted completely. As we keep on reminding ourselves of this and remember past experiences where God came through, our faith can be built up, so we are able to wait ‘expectantly’.
We expect the Lord to come through for us when we wait with hope, faith and trust.