Abraham received the promise, but didn’t remain in it. When Abraham received the Lord’s promise, he was 75 years old, and his wife was 65 years old. They hadn’t had any children yet. Sara who was no longer able to wait decided to do it her way. She thought it was the easiest and quickest way for the blessing to come. She suggested that a servant of hers might be the mother of the son of the promise. She had only forgotten that the promise was from God and not from her.
When Sarah was 89 years old and has no hope of becoming pregnant, the Lord spoke to Abraham in her presence. He said that Sara would become pregnant and would have a child.
They tried to force the fulfilment of God’s promises with an eye on the calendar and with the use of methods and resources of their own, which resulted in a conflict between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael, which lasts to this day.
When we doubt and try to solve things with our own hands, we arc with the consequences, because we escaped from the plan of God.
Even if the waiting is painful and everything seems impossible, continue to trust in God’s plans. Believe me, He’ll always have the best for us.
Genesis 15:2-6 KJV
2.And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3.And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4.And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5.And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6.And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Genesis 16:1-4 KJV
1.Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2.And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.obtain…: Heb. be built by her
3.And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4.And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.