for a long time i have talked to God about hope deferred. i felt like He was deferring my hope. things He told me to hope in or to expect to dream about. that deferred hope made my heart grow sick, just like the proverb.
but i think it means something entirely different. it is true if hope is deferred your heart grows sick, but we were never meant to live life with hope deferred. we have hope now.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13
He is moving now. He is hope now. the proverb says hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
never got this. and sometimes it still messes with my brain but in the last 6 months, He has been the best friend. the best comfort. the best provider. the best protector. He sees every need and every tear and every loss. He rejoices with every success, every breakthrough, every dream.
what if your relationship with THE papa brought you life to the fullest? what if, He created you for community and put you in a world with people to help meet the need even though they couldn’t fully meet the need, the people in your life blew it, intentionally or not, and it didn’t change a thing? what if? that my friends is longing fulfilled.
all our longings and desires were given to drive us to Him. we get to do life with people but He is the ONE. and in Him, hope is never deferred.