Text: Genesis 16:1-5 (p. 11)
Abraham is considered the father of all who will have
in God through Jesus.
Yet Abraham failed deeply because he had to
is one of the most difficult aspects of following Jesus.
The time we are most tempted to take matters into our
is when we think God has had plenty of time to come through on what He has promised.
When God doesn’t deliver what we want in the timing we want, then we can tend to
, just like Abraham and Sarah.
even when we don’t wait. (Heb. 11:11-12)
Restoration doesn’t mean the
for refusing to wait go away.
Waiting on the Lord is still
. (Is. 40:31)
Waiting doesn’t mean
Waiting is to
the Lord in all the ways we know how, trusting that He will in His timing fulfill all His promises.
Abraham and Sarah’s lives to be a blessing not just to their generation but literally a blessing to us today. And He offers to do the same for us today.
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