Get Ready to Laugh!
Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my Lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” 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 18:11-14 NIV
“Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.””
Genesis 21:5-6 NIV
Are you praying for something that seems impossible? I can truly relate to Sarah. She was old and dusty. Abraham was ancient. In yet, God is promising them a baby? I think we’d all think the same thing—there’s no way!
When we look around at our world today, there are many things that seem contradictory to God’s promises. How can we raise kind, Christian kids when the world is anti-Christ? How can we have a Godly relationship when the pickings are so slim? How can we become the lender when inflation is getting worse? We have a host of proof that contradicts what God has promised us.
Then again, though, His ways are not our ways! Plus, is God a man that He should lie?
I can’t stress enough— God can do anything! He can turn any situation around. It may not look like the promise today. In chapter 18, Sarah laughed to herself at God’s promise of a son. Her logic told her that was impossible. In chapter 21, she’s laughing as she’s filled with the joy of holding her son.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to laugh!
Stop bringing God your problems and start speaking to your problems about your God. Get expectant! God doesn’t need to hear what your circumstances are, what you can’t do, what your past says. He wrote your book. He knows the end from the beginning, remember? If He said it, believe it, and get ready to laugh!
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”