To the Seasoned Mom...
It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise.
- Hebrews 11:11 NLT
Sarah's story is full of doubt, a scandalous conception, and trust in the Lord. I know that’s a lot of vastly different points in one story, but there is a reason her story is in the Bible, and that’s because God knew we could learn a lesson from her.
Sarah longed to be a mother, but she was barren. In that time of history, if a woman could not bare her own children it was assumed that God was not blessing her due to something wrong in her life. So we can safely assume that Sarah felt a lot of shame, anger, and doubt. Sarah began to grow impatient and make poor decisions (i.e. asking her husband to sleep with her maid).
Despite all her imperfections, God honors her faithfulness in him. God gives her a child, named Isaac, at ninety years old. Sarah’s story is a beautiful reminder, not to just mothers, but to all women that it doesn't matter where we come from, what our past may look like, how old (or young) we are God loves us so much that He will use us.
If God can use Sarah’s scandalous story to change generations, then He most certainly can use our story to bring him glory because He is just that good.
Reflection 1. How are you doubting that God can use your story for His glory? 2. How can you stop believing that lie?
Hey God, thank you so much for being everything that you promised you would be and more. Thank you for choosing me to be your daughter and giving me a purpose to fulfill in your kingdom. God, when doubt comes creeping in and begins to make me feel like my story is not worthy enough to help grow the kingdom, I ask that you please give me the confidence to know that that thought is from Satan and can go straight back to hell. I love you, I praise you and you ROCK. Amen.
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