“Be careful what you wish for.” I am not sure where that comes from. The internet tells me it is Aesop’s Fables but the site I got that from was more a personal reminiscence than a history so they didn’t bother to tell me which one. You find that idea in the word “expectation” (hope NASB) (8615b). As Christians we understand the hope that is in us but the word is used at least once to speak of the “hope” of the evil people around us.
(Pro 11:23 KJV) The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation (8615b) of the wicked is wrath.The key is found in the source of our hope. If you check the previous verse or about anywhere in Proverbs you find that we need to focus on a proper fear of the Lord.
So? Everything has a context. Real expectations are built on a foundation. Build on the rock, not the sand.