Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 16-18
And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. -Genesis 16:2
“The Lord has prevented me from bearing children.” I have always labeled this as Sarai blaming God for her barrenness. That may very well be true, but this morning it made me think about how I am sometimes lacking in trust. There are times when clearly God denies something to me that I very much desire to see take place. Like Sarai I too have been guilty of trying to get around God by coming up with a plan of my own. It is hard to step back and wait on the Lord to act. My own experiences have shown me that when I take matters into my own hands the outcome is not always good, in fact most often it creates a whole new set of problems. After nearly 60 years on this earth I think I am finally getting a little better with this, but it is certainly a struggle at times.
To God be the glory,