“The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised...
This happened at just the time God had said it would…
And Sarah declared, ‘God has brought me laughter. All who hear…will laugh with me.’”
Genesis 21:1, 6
God surprised Abraham when He clearly announced that Sarah was His chosen vessel. “I will bless her and give you a son from her! Yes, I will bless her richly, and she will become the mother of many nations. Kings of nations will be among her descendants.” (Genesis 17)
When God came to visit Sarah sometime later, He clarified the timing of that plan, “I will return to you about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” We know that at some point in the next three months, Sarah surrendered in faith to God’s word, and nine months later that promised child was born.
“The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised…This happened at just the time God had said it would.” Even though both Abraham and Sarah had laughed upon hearing she would birth a baby in her nineties, it did not stop God from doing exactly what He promised, exactly when He promised. Then, Sarah laughed again, only this time with joy!
Your wait may feel like forever, and you may have laughed in doubt, but Your God will always keep His word…exactly. Then, when you see His miracle, you too will laugh again…with joy!