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Genesis 16


Tired Of Waiting


Genesis 16:1-2

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai said.

Observation - What does it say?

God had promised Abram that he would be the father of many nations. But, here he and his wife were failing to become the parents of just one child. Time continues to pass, the years go by, and they are still unable to conceive.

So, Abram and Sarai agree to take matters into their own hands.  Tired of waiting for a family, Sarai suggests building one through her Egyptian slave. 

Understanding - What does it mean?

Patience is hard. Many prophecies in scripture had a significant period of time between their declaration and fulfillment.  It’s in that waiting time that the people of God have learned to trust him and put their faith in him.  However, it’s also in the waiting time that the people of God have, at times, grown weary of waiting, experienced doubt, and attempted to take things into their own hands. We know from reading on that taking things into our own hands doesn’t work.

Life Application

Be patient! Today we are holding on to many dreams and prophetic words as a church family related to powerful moves of God and many people coming to know Christ. We are also eagerly awaiting the fulfillment of God’s promise of his second coming, where he will to come to take us his church to be with him for eternity!

What are you tired of waiting for? Allow God to renew your faith today.

God, today we put our faith in you. Where we have doubted you, our significance, your promises and your character, forgive us. May we endure and even enjoy the waiting time. We thank you that you are faithful to your word, you always make good on your promises, and you’ve never given us reason to doubt your goodness. Amen.

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