When we wait too long for divine response to our pleas and cries, we almost reach the point of accepting our predicament and reconciling with our situation. But the Bible reminds us this morning that our God keeps His promises and fulfils His plans, no matter how much the delay could be. Our thought for reflection this morning is, "OUR GOD ALONE IS TRUSTWORTHY".
"God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will bethe morher of nations; kings od people's will come from her"
Though Abraham is always known as "Father of Faith", his walk with God was not that easy as we think. In Genesis 17 we see Abraham to be a man of like passions and weaknesses like any one of us.
1. Abraham disbelieved God
It is interestingnote how Abraham reacted when he heard God's words that He would give him a son by Sarah. The Bible says,
"Abraham fell facedown; He laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?" (Genesis 17:17).
Have we waited too long for God's intervention and have reached the point of disbelief?
2. Abraham doubted God
Earlier in Genesis 17:3 when Abraham fell face down, it was a posture of reverential acceptance of God's intervention. But here in Genesis 17:17it seems to be response to avoid showing that he was laughing. Although outwardly Abraham's act of falling face down here suggests compliance and submission, his innermost thoughts particularly his laughter suggests a sense of doubt and hopelessness.y Are we filled with doubts and hopelessness this morning?
Let's be encouraged to know that our God's plans would never be changed. Though things around us may suggest that positive things in our lives are improbable, God reminds us that He would always keep His Word. Let us remember the words He spoke to Abraham,
"Yes, but your wife will bear you a son and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him"
No matter whatever is our sitution, let us not allow doubts and disbelief to crowd our minds. Let's begin this new day, keeping our hope in our God and His Word, as He alone is trustworthy!