“Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:13-14)
In the book of Genesis, the Lord once again promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a child.
Both were given the same promise. They both heard with their own ears these specific words of God.
But we read in this passage that one believed and one didn’t. As a matter of fact, Sarah not only doubted the words she heard the Lord speak, she actually laughed at their possibility.
The bible is full of promises of God. We all have access to them. They’re just as true for you as they are for me and vise versa.
But do YOU believe them to be true?
Do YOU stand on the fact that nothing is impossible for God? (Luke 1:37)
Do YOU know that God is able to work all things together for good to those of us who love him and have been called by him? (Rom. 8:28)
Are YOU confident that when YOU are weary and come to Jesus, he will give YOU rest? (Mt. 11:28)
Do YOU really believe that God will supply all YOUR needs according to his riches in glory? (Phil. 4:19)
The question is not whether or not God’s promises are true. They are true.
The question is whether you believe them to be true for you. Do you believe God will fulfill them in your life?
Do you claim them in prayer and incorporate them into your daily life choices?
What promises has God spoken into your life?
Are you like Abraham who believed God: Who when faced with a humanly impossible life situation stood firm on the words he heard God speak?
Or, like Sarah, do you laugh and dismiss the promises of God?
Do you believe God’s promises even when they do not make sense?
God’s promise to Sarah certainly did not make sense. She was way beyond childbearing age. But that was not a problem or even a challenge for our God.
Do you stand firm and trust God to fulfill his every promised word?
Or is seeing believing, when it comes to trusting the Lord?
Is your belief determined after you mentally process whether what God is saying is humanly possible?
How you answer these questions determines how you live out your life. It opens or closes huge doors of opportunities.
Let me close by asking you the same question God asked Abraham,
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
God has in mind to accomplish amazing works in and through you. Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God works in ways that are above and beyond anything we could ask or even imagine. Do you believe that to be true in your life?
Will YOU step out and trust God to do what he alone can do?
What if you discovered and believed the promises of God?
What if you based your life on them?
What if you prayed?