What is meant by hope deferred makes the heart sick?

and Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Prov. If you have to wait a long time for something you want, you will become despairing.

Who said hope deferred makes the heart sick?

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” So reads a Solomonic proverb penned in the 10th century B.C. Consider with me, however, a contemporary application of this ancient wisdom, especially in the realm of personal finance.

How deferred makes the heart sick?

11 comments on “Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick” Hope ‘deferred’ means the hope is delayed, to be fulfilled eventually. This is why the quote is continued with ‘a longing fulfilled is a tree of life’. The quote is intended to encourage the reader to continue to wait on God with anticipation.

What is the meaning of deferred hope?

When something we’ve hoped for has been delayed for many years, or seems a long way off, we can despair. When that which we’ve longed for comes to fruition, it is like a flourishing tree. A tree will eventually stop growing in height, while its trunk continues to expand, sprouting new branches and leaves.

What is a tree of life in the Bible?

According to Jewish mythology, in the Garden of Eden there is a tree of life or the “tree of souls” that blossoms and produces new souls, which fall into the Guf, the Treasury of Souls. The Angel Gabriel reaches into the treasury and takes out the first soul that comes into his hand.

What does the Bible say about having high expectations?

We prophesy that your expectation shall become manifestation. Psalm 9:18 “For the needy shall not always be forgotten, the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.” Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the Power that worketh in us”.