From experience people either anticipate good or bad things.For a long time I have anticipated bad things will happen. This old thinking of mine caused me to try to figure out the solution ahead of time. It somewhat worked for me but through the years it wore me out. I felt that anticipating good caused me to be careless and disappointed when the good that I expected did not happen.
Recently something came to my mind to "anticipate hope ". Hope in what ?Hope in God. You may say hope in God is hoping for good, is'nt it ? Not necessarily because sometimes we do not understand God, we ask Him why ?
Hoping in God really means regardless of what happen, good or bad, we are trusting God.
If we find ourselves worried about things, try anticipating hope, hope in God. God loves us and He will see us through. A prime example is our Lord Jesus Christ, did every good thing happen to Him ? He died by crucifixion but with that He offered us hope and eternal life. Did God promised us no pain, no sorrow here on earth ? No but Jesus said in the world you shall have tribulation but He said be of good cheer He has overcome the world.
So anticipate hope , hope in God , hope in Jesus , and the Bible calls it the " Blessed hope".