Sarah's Impossible Faith
Believing God can be difficult. Sarah had difficulty believing God at first. When she first heard the promise of God, she doubted and even laughed.
The promises of God sometimes do sound unbelievable. Just think how corrupt, sinful, evil, savage, violent, and doomed to death the human race is. Any daily news media is filled with illustrations of humanity’s corruption. Yet God loves the world, loves it so much that He has promised “the seed” of the Savior to the world. Just think how unbelievable this sounds.
Sarah began to consider the matter: who it was that was making the promise, God Himself, the Sovereign Majesty of the universe. When Sarah considered this, the change in her was dramatic. She began to understand that if it was God who was making the promise, then He could be counted faithful. God always fulfills His promises.
Sarah believed God. She switched from unbelief to belief. She trusted the promise of God. And, eventually, she bore a child at the age of ninety—a miraculous birth to say the very least. Yet God had promised, and He fulfilled His promise.
Sarah is a dynamic example of what it is to believe the impossible. She believed the impossible; therefore, she saw God do the impossible. We need faith like Sarah’s, faith that compels us to believe God in every seemingly impossible situation. Just as God kept His Word to Sarah, He will keep His promises to you.
- Can you relate with Sarah? Have you ever found yourself doubting a promise God makes?
- Is it hard for you to believe God? When do you find it easier/harder to believe God? Why do you think that is?
- When you consider who God is, does that help you with your doubt?
- What are ways you can turn your doubt into faith?
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