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263. Don’t Laugh At Your Promise

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Episode 263

TODAY’S READING:

10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah, your wife, will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” 13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” 15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.” But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”

Genesis 18:10-15

 

Do not laugh at God’s promises. I know sometimes it’s hard to see it. It’s hard to trust in it. It’s hard to have faith when time just keeps passing by, but if the Lord has something for you, nothing, not even old age, will stop Him from blessing you with His promise.

 

If you are praying for a partner, keep praying. If you are hoping for a child, keep hoping. There are many things God has spoken over us. They may not all come to fruition as you have imagined in your head, but God’s promise is all the same.

 

The best part of this verse is when she lies, and he said Yes, you did laugh. He called her out on her lie. God knows all. He sees all. There is no room for laughing and no room for lying. It’s a waste of energy. Instead pray, hard. Grow your faith. Hold onto Hope. 

 

PRAYER

Father God, thank you for a beautiful Wednesday. Thank you for speaking a blessing into each of our lives. Father, we hold onto the promises you have for us. May we never laugh at your promise, no matter how old we get. May we hold onto our faith. We thank you in advance for all that you do. It is in your Son’s Holy name that we pray, AMEN! 

 

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