When Abraham got the promise of being a father to
many nations, it did not happen immediately. This followed many years
of waiting. One day, his wife Sarah asked him to sleep with her maid
servant so as they could have children through her. Abraham agreed and
as a result Ishmael came to the world, son of Hagar. This followed a
lot of jealousy and sorrow in the family. Sarah and Hagar were always
fighting as the relationship had now changed. Genesis 16.
had already received the promise from God and thought that he could
help him in fulfilling it. He had waited on God for long and his
biological clock was also ticking away. Looking at things plainly, any
person would have applauded him for what he had done. It was even a
miracle he was able to sire a son for he was very advanced in age.
on God means that we do not look at circumstances around. Things around
us may say otherwise but if the almighty said he will do it, he will.
He is trustworthy and never goes against his word. All you need is a
little faith and patience. Helping God carry out the promises in our
lives makes us stay in the wilderness longer as the ideas we had
backfire on us. When we have tried all that we could and given up, we
go back to the drawing board and start all over again. We can save
ourselves a lot of pain if we learn to wait on God no matter what.
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