“When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen.” -J. P. Morgan
Have you ever tried to pet a dog, only to have her flinch as you extended your hand? Someone has very likely abused this dog. Now she thinks that everyone she meets will also abuse her. In this way sometimes people act like abused dogs, thinking that everyone is out to hurt them. To the woman who’s been abused, this doesn’t mean the next man will do so. To people who’ve been disappointed, you shouldn’t always prepare your heart for the worst. This is no way to live. Have some faith from now on and believe that God wants bless you. Learn to expect the best.
The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing (Proverbs 10:28, NLT).