April 13

Genesis 16:1-2 NIV “Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said.”

Far too often we feel the need to help God in quickly accomplishing what He has said He will do. Sometimes our lack of faith in the power and abilities of God causes us to makes decisions that end up hurting us and hurting those around us. God’s promise for Abraham was to be fulfilled in Issac but because of faithlessness on both of their parts, they came up with a plan that brought about Ishmael which in turn brought its own troubles of animosity and much more.

Had Sarah trusted in the word that the Lord had given them, had they both believed that God could indeed bring forth a son through Sarah many of those troubles could have easily been eliminated. But just like Sarah we always try to help out God in the areas He hasn’t asked us for help in. Let us trust in God when He gives us a word to obey. You will be surprised the amount of pain and stress you will save yourself from if you just have faith and obey God.

God is able to do every impossible thing. If we learn to trust Him and allow Him to do what He wants in our lives, we will definitely see a change. Do not decide for God because He is very well and able and to decide for Himself. Do your part and allow God to do His.

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