There are many reasons why some individuals do not have good expectations for the future. Often, a negative outlook is the result of having a wounded spirit. So much may have happened at different places and times of their lives to cause deep wounds. Because of those wounds, many people become deeply troubled, emotionally and mentally.
Just what are you expecting from God? Perhaps you are a Christian, and you are going through a trial. You serve the living God. He has made you in His image, and His thoughts toward you are of peace and not of evil. Therefore, He desires to give you hope for your final outcome.
Are these the thoughts you are thinking? Or, is your expectation one of defeat? Are difficulties and circumstances keeping you from seeing what God wants to do in your life? The God we serve has a great plan, and He wants to bring good things into our lives. When our expectation is from Him, we will not be disappointed.
Trust in the Lord. Believe all of His promises. As the psalmist said, "…the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly" (Psalm 84:11). Get ready! Something good is going to happen.