Doubting Sarah

By: Dana Parrish

Posted: June 25, 2015

Category: Daily Devotional

Then one of them said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!”

Sarah was listening to the conversation from the tent. Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time and Sarah was long past the age of having children. So 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.

Then the Lord said to Abraham,” Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ’Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:10-14 (emphasis, mine)

Aren’t we just like Sarah sometimes? We silently laugh to ourselves in the face of an impossible circumstance because it is impossible by earthly standards. We forget that the God of the universe can do all things. Nothing is impossible with God. Knowing that God can do all things and believing them are two entirely different things. We tell ourselves that we believe He can do anything, but our actions, in an effort to control a situation, tell another story. We say we believe, but can’t give complete control to God and trust the outcome.

Let’s challenge ourselves in the coming week to try to trust God with every minute of every day. This will be a hard task because we are used to making things happen on our own. Take a leap of faith and trust God with your job, your family, your finances, your health and any decision you have to make this week. Let God work in your life and allow yourself to trust him a little more every day. As with all things, practice makes perfect.

Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. 1 Chronicles 16:11


Gracious and Loving God, Help us this week as we seek you in all that we do to learn to trust you with every moment of our days. In Jesus Name, Amen.