Happy Mother’s Day: Dare to Believe for the “Impossible”
If you dare to see the invisible, God will do the impossible.
I love the Old Testament account of when God told Abraham that he and his wife, Sarah, were going to have a child even though they were close to one hundred years old. When Sarah heard the news, she laughed. She probably said, “Abraham, you’re go to be kidding. I’m not going to have a baby. I’m too old. That’s never going to happen to me. And besides, look at you. You’re no spring chicken, either!”Sarah didn’t have the correct vision. The condition of her heart wasn’t right. She couldn’t see herself having that child; she couldn’t conceive it in her heart.
And you probably recall the story. Year after year went by, and Abraham and Sarah had no children. After a while, they decided to “help” God fulfill His promise. Sarah told Abraham to sleep with her maid, Hagar. The two of them conceived and gave birth to a child named Ishmael. But that wasn’t God’s best. God wanted to give Sarah a baby, one that she gave birth to herself.
Still more years went by, and no child. Finally, Sarah became pregnant. What changed? God’s promise was the same all along. I’m convinced that the key to the promise coming to pass was that Sarah finally conceived it in her heart and then she was able to conceive in her physical body. She had to believe she could become pregnant before she actually became with child.
Nearly twenty years after God spoke the promise, little Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah. And I believe the main reason why he wasn’t born sooner, one of the major delays in the fulfillment of the promise, was simply the fact that Sarah couldn’t conceive it in her heart. She couldn’t see it through her eyes of faith. She couldn’t believe for the impossible.
Stop focusing on what you can’t do and start focusing on what God can do. The Bible says, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27) Let that seed take root inside you.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Dear father, help me to live with faith and expectancy, to turn over the situations in my life to You and trust you to take care of every detail. You can do all things. Your ways are higher and better than anything I can imagine, and I know You are not limited to the natural world. You can move heaven and earth, if You so choose. I believe with all my heart that You can make my dreams, my hopes, my goals more than possible. You can make them reality. Thank You, God, for doing the impossible in my life! Amen.
TAKEAWAY TRUTH: I don’t have to figure out how God is going to solve my problem. I don’t have to understand how He’s going to bring it to pass. That’s His responsibility. My job is to simply believe that He will.