-Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son-
Today’s Scripture Reminds Us that God Always Keeps His Promises!!
Here’s a little story about a couple from the Bible that faced hardship in their marriage…
I think we all recognize the names, Abraham and Sarah, but before God changed their names, they were Abram and Sarai and they had a tumultuous marriage!!
Abram and Sarai had survived many trials together, but still, they often argued because they both desired a son…but Sarai was barren.
God had promised Abram that He would indeed bless him with a son, but Abram’s faith had wavered and so did Sarai’s
But God came through, delivering a son and thus, restoring the joy in their marriage
You know…God Always Keeps His Promises!!
Here’s their story…
So Sarah was finally holding her baby in her bosom. – It was a boy, and she called him Laughter!!
Well, You see – just the year before, Sarah had been standing inside her tent, when she had overheard the Angel of the Lord prophesying to her husband; proclaiming that she – Sarah – a 89 year old woman would soon bear a son.
Sarah LOL’ed!! [ Laughed Out Loud]
To Sarah, this was hilarious!!
In fact…it was so funny, that Abraham laughed also!!
In Genesis 17:17, scripture tells us that Abraham was ROFLMAO!! – [Rolling on the floor, laughing his *** off]
– Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son? (Gen 17:17)
Still, God kept his Promise to Abraham and Sarah. He remembered Sarah and gave her Laughter!!
Again, God Always Keeps His promises!!
Even though Abraham and Sarah had been spiritually shackled by their doubt and unbelief, God graciously intervened and severed their chains!!
NOTHING is too hard for God!!
You see, God had stopped by to see Abraham, just to remind him that He had not forgotten him!!
God was saying,
“Abe…This baby thing is not a big deal.”
I GOT THIS!!
And Even though Abraham and Sarah laughed and giggled as if the ‘Angel of the Lord’ had been an angelic comedian on tour, God had shown up to fulfill His Promise!!
The Angel of The Lord was prophesying restoration and reconciliation for Abraham and Sarah!!
You see, Abraham and Sarah had suffered great turmoil in their marriage, after Abraham slept with Hagar…and Hagar had Ishmael.
Yes!! It had been Sarah’s misguided suggestion for Abraham to sleep with Hagar. And we know that Sarah ended up regretting that foolish idea.
Sarah grew extremely jealous of Abraham and Hagar!!
She blamed everything on Abraham, but she took her frustrations out on Hagar.
Now Hagar had played her part in this as well, Hagar had despised Sarah, once she learned that she was pregnant with Abe’s baby.
I can imagine Hagar taunting and provoking Sarah, and flaunting her baby bump!!
But after Isaac was born…Sarah had reached her boiling point with Hagar!!
Sarah demanded that Abraham put Hagar out!!
She was fed-up with Hagar’s ‘games’ and now Hagar’s son, Ishmael was also teasing and taunting Sarah’s son, Isaac!!
I guess Ishmael learned it from his Momma!!
Abraham was very upset with Sarah, because he did not want to be separated from his first born, but God confirmed to Abraham, that it was time to send them away!!
It was time for Abraham and Sarah to stop fighting and to share their Laughter together, in peace!!
It was time for Abraham and Sarah to experience joy and pleasure in their marriage, and to put away the pain of their past and to walk ‘faith-fully’ with God… And to enjoy His Promise!!
Oftentimes, we find it extremely difficult to get passed the hurt and pain that we’ve suffered in our marriages, but God wants to mend those broken hearts ❤️🩹 and He wants to restore the sanctity of the marriage.
God wants Us to Enjoy The Abundant Life with our spouses!!
What Has God Promised You regarding your Marriage??
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Until Next Time,
God Loves You and So Do I!!