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Can I Believe?

Can I Believe?

07 January 2009

Reference(s): Genesis 18:9-15 

Scripture

9 “Where is Sarah, your wife?” they asked him. “In the tent,” Abraham replied. 10 Then one of them said, “About this time next year I will return, and your wife Sarah will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening to this conversation from the tent nearby. 11 And since Abraham and Sarah were both very old, and Sarah was long past the age of having children, 12 she laughed silently to herself. “How could a worn-out woman like me have a baby?” she thought. “And when my master—my husband—is also so old?” 13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? About a year from now, just as I told you, I will return, and Sarah will have a son.” 15 Sarah was afraid, so she denied that she had laughed. But he said, “That is not true. You did laugh.” (Genesis 18:9-15 NLT)

Observation

Sarah was overhearing what the Lord was saying to Abraham and was certainly having a hard time believing what she was hearing. She had already tried on her own to fulfill God’s promise to Abraham by giving her maid, Hagar to Abraham to have a son for him; Ishmael. She just had a hard time believing and leaving the promise with God to fulfill. Is anything too hard for the Lord? There was another woman who heard an even more difficult thing to believe about what would happen to her and she believed; the mother of Jesus.

Application

What is God saying to me; to Jim and I that I am finding hard to believe? God has never let us down and I choose to believe. Our promise is that the best is still ahead for us. I choose to believe that and to let God choose how and where and when that will happen.

Prayer

Thank you, Lord for your unfailing love and faithfulness in our lives. Today I choose to believe your goodness and faithfulness to us. You are God and you are good. AMEN

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