Glory in the story
Genesis 18:10-14 – 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. Abraham and Sarah were very old, and Sarah was past the age of child bearing. 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.”
Sarah was almost 100 years old at this point. I’m sure she gave up on the hope of having a child almost half her age ago, if not more. She must have been so rooted in her disappointment that she could never possibly imagine having a child. It was physically impossible.
If I was Sarah I would have wondered why God was leaving it so late. Why couldn’t He just allow her to have the child she so badly wanted? Why did He keep promising her a child, and yet she was still waiting?
God knew that the story of Abraham and Sarah would be in that first book of the Bible. He knew that their story would be shared over and over again. He knew that when people like me and you heard that Sarah conceived and bore a child at the age of 90, we would struggle with disbelief.
God gets all of the glory in this story. There is no other way to justify how this miracle happened. Only God could have done this.
Nothing is too hard for the Lord. The Lord works beyond our wildest imagination. God will always get the glory in your story. Don’t become rooted in your disappointment. Become rooted in your faith. Start believing that He is going to do something miraculous in your life. Start and keep believing that He will get the Glory.