17Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. “How could I become a father at the age of 100?” he thought. “And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?” 

Genesis 17:17

12So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?”

Genesis 18:12

Are you ever tempted to laugh at what you hear the Lord speak to your heart? Does unbelief make more sense than walking in faith?

I get it. I have been there. So have these men and women of ancient times. I believe their reactions to God’s promise are preserved for us to learn. We need to know that we aren’t the only ones.

Today as you greet the morning, it’s okay to wonder. We all do. God’s promise didn’t change just because Abraham and Sarah didn’t see how it could be worked out. Neither does his plan for your life. You don’t have to understand how he is going to accomplish his promise to you. It’s your privilege to just rest in the work he is doing.

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