Abraham and Sarah were confronted with a promise they didn't expect, a promise they found hard to believe. The same is true for us. When we find ourselves in the midst of difficulty, God's promises of hope and joy and peace are sometimes too much to take in. We are sometimes more likely to laugh in disbelief than we are to trust in God's promises. Yet our God is the God of seemingly laughable promises. God has shown that time and time and time again. With God all things are possible; God is faithful. We ought always to be expecting the unexpected. We ought always to be expecting that God, at any moment, may surprise us and make our lives new.
September 19, 2019