Chapter Four: Sarah’s Echoing Laughter
In chapter four we reflect upon the story of Sarah – a great story showing us that God is trustworthy! In my attention to detail and zeal for the Word, I jumped wildly ahead during the chapter three review and unintentionally covered chapter four too – I didn’t realize this until now. Here is a link back to the Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Chapter Three Review for a refresher into Sarah’s story.
Chapter Four focus point – God is trustworthy.
Sarah was discouraged by what she saw, by what she felt, by what she thought to be true – all circumstantial evidence.
How often do we let our circumstances get the better of us?
How often do we chose fear or worry instead of faith?
How often do we try to take matters into our own feeble hands?
“God didn’t need any help or manipulation from Sarah. All He needed was room to be God.” – Margaret Feinberg
Hebrews 11:1 – Faith in Action – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
“Even when it seems all hope is gone, we can still chose to trust God. Nothing is too hard for the Lord.” – Margaret Feinberg
I encourage you to take comfort in and wait on God – to rest in His capable, trustworthy hands.
What is impossible for us, is possible for God!
Digging Deeper: read and reflect on Luke 1:5-38. How do the responses of Zechariah, Elizabeth, & Mary differ? How do their stories reflect the truth of Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing will be impossible.” What does it say about the trustworthy nature of God? How does this encourage you to trust Him?
Bonus Activity: spend some time considering areas of your life where you need to strengthen your trust in God – pray about it and ask for His help. Do you know anyone else struggling to trust God? I encourage you to pray for them too.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing.
I hope you enjoyed chapter four 🙂 I pray God spoke to you while you read this, I urge you to listen to whatever He put on your heart. I’d love your hear reflections about Sarah’s story, your responses to the questions, and any overall feedback about this chapter review. The goal and purpose of this study is for us to grow spiritually. I pray God gives us the wisdom to provide mutually beneficial thought-provoking, Christ-like inspiration.
God bless you.
Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory