“Even when Sarah was too old to have children, she had faith that God would do what he had promised, and she had a son.”
Hebrews 11:11 CEV
“Abraham and Sarah were very old, and Sarah was well past the age for having children. So she laughed and said to herself, “Now that I am worn out and my husband is old, will I really know such happiness?””
Genesis 18:11-12 CEV
Which was it? Did Sarah have this great unwavering faith or did she laugh with unbelief?
Both are true.
There are some who will say to have great faith there can be no doubts, no questioning. But I find that contrary to scripture. Both Abraham and Sarah laughed when told they would have a son so late in life (Genesis 17:17).
Great faith is not a faith that never questions or doubts. Great faith answers the questions and doubts with the promise of God. Great faith may wrestle with doubts daily but it always defers back to the promise of God.
The people listed in the Hall of Fame of faith (Hebrews 11) were not perfect in their faith. They all grappled with the promises of God. They all faced moments of unbelief. They all questioned. But at the end of the day, they took a step in faith. That is what made their faith great!
Brothers and sisters, are you contending for a healing? A deliverance? A breakthrough? Don’t believe the lie God is withholding because of your lack of faith. Hogwash. Your asking is an act of great faith. Your eyes on Him is evidence of faith. You contending for the promises of God in prayer, pleases Him.
Friends, have great faith!
“Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see. It was their faith that made our ancestors pleasing to God.”
Hebrews 11:1-2 CEV