Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore, sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
The writer here chose to introduce his first heroine of faith, one who was able to overlook the physical limitation of her own barrenness to become a fruitful mother. Since “she considered Him faithful who had promised” so also should the readers. Her faith in fact, contributed to the startling multiplication of her husband’s seed, when old Abraham was as good as dead. (BKC)
Maybe this devotion should be directed more to the ladies. To Sarah, her barrenness was considered to be a curse upon her. These days it seems to be the opposite, hence, the abortion “clinics.” It was to women of the Bible a sign of God’s approval upon their lives if they bore children. (Read about Rachel and Leah, See Gen. 29).
“I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.” Genesis 17:16
Our text said that is was through the faith of Sarah (not just the faith of Abraham) that the birth of Isaac would come about. As a point of fact, when the angel announced that Sarah was going to give birth to a son, Abraham “fell upon his face, and laughed, (later so did Sarah) and said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?” Thus, the child was named Isaac, which means laughter.
Have you given up on the Lord?
Now, what have you been hoping for; what have you been wishing for; and what have you been praying for? Probably not to have a child but something that you have desired of the Lord for a long, long time. Have you given up on the Lord? Is it just something that you have put on the back burner and forgotten about? Put it on the front burner again and believe on the Lord. He hasn’t forgotten His promise to you. The answer could come at any moment so trust in God’s faithfulness. “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” NO! Just believe. (See Gen. 18:14)