“Slow”Â can be defined as moving with less speed than required or needed.
It’s not a word which applies to my family as we tend to do a lot of things on the fast side, like eating, which isn’t always good. Therefore, the expectation is also that God should respond or act quickly as well.
Slow is a beautiful description of the manner in which God fulfilled His promise to Abraham. He did it slowly. Abraham was seventy five years old when God first spoke to him. He was one hundred when Sarah gave birth., which means twenty five years of waiting on a promise.
As I read about Abraham, I see a man who is much like myself ”“ at times experiences doubt. At this point, Abraham had been led by God, spoken to by God, and yet, he still doubts. In fact, Scripture tells us Abraham laughed in disbelief:
“Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”Â (Genesis 17:17, NASB)
In The Message, it uses the word “recovering’ giving the impression that Abraham had to get a hold of his laughter to continue talking with God.
“Recovering, Abraham said to God … ” (verse 18, MSG)
I don’t know about you, but it encourages me when I read these times of doubt in our great people of faith and feats.
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE where we will continue to look at God’s timing as He works in our lives.