165.0 Coffee & Kathy: A Weekly Quiet Time with God to Build Trust. ‘On Expectations’



Well, Hey Framily! Welcome to Coffee & Kathy, this is Stef from the Grief 2 Great Day Podcast.  You are listening to our weekly devotional episode.

Grief is the hardest thing you’ll ever face, don’t ever let anyone diminish that – but let’s also not diminish the power of God’s Word and the transformational healing He will do in your life. I am a living testimony of going from pitiful (heartbroken, years of tears, angry at God & the world, overwhelmed and confused) to powerful (at peace, joyful and strong in my trust, hope and faith in God).  

You are not alone and your today does not have to be your forever!  Oh, I’m so glad you’re here today!  What you need to do now is be still and just listen.


Memorable Quote:

When people do not meet my expectations, I have choices.  I can be offended and then choose to forgive.  Or I can be offended and then choose not to forgive (which, of course, would be sin).  Or, I can choose to not be offended at all, remembering that we are all flawed sinners and choosing to believe the best about that person.  (And yes, sometimes I have to call the other person on their behavior – but most of the time the offense committed falls under, “Love covers a multitude of sins.”.)  But when GOD does not meet my expectations, I have only one correct choice.

And that is to trust Him.

To believe that He has the big picture in mind.

To remember that this world is incredibly temporary.

To “set my mind on things above” (Colossians 3), remembering that in the not-too-distant future, I will be at Home with him and all of these troubles will be what Paul calls them – “light and momentary” (2 Corinthians 4).


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