Sometimes God has to break through our doubt. In our mind, it doesn’t make sense, and it isn’t logical. We have to remember that nothing is too hard for God. If He can bring water out of rocks and life to a valley of dry bones; He certainly can bring forth a child. There are multiple areas in our lives which we think are hopeless. We need to remember that he can do amazing things in our life whether we believe it or not.
They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Sara laughed when the Angel of the Lord said she would have a son in her old age. Who wouldn’t laugh if they were in the same place? She was over eighty years old, and no one had children then. She could’ve also laughed because of the pain of being barren all those years. In her mind, she was too worn out to have kids, and the thought of this makes her chuckle. Whatever the reason, God called out her doubt. He wanted her to know nothing is too hard for him. It is a good reminder for us as well when we are facing mountains that look insurmountable. Keep trusting for God to make a way.
God had promised he would make Abraham a great nation. He doesn’t go back on his promises, but he doesn’t give us a timeline either. Sometimes the plans are delayed. He knows the right timing for everything. Don’t doubt that God has the ability to do something. Trust Him and be open to how He is going to do it.