I was reading through Genesis when I came across an interesting verse. In Genesis 17, God is giving Abraham the rundown on the covenant that would lead to the birth of Isaac and the eventual birth of Christ. In disbelief, Abraham says, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” In other words, Abraham couldn’t believe that Sarah, at 90 years old, could bear him an heir, so He thought God should consider Ishmael, the son already born, to be the heir of God’s promise.

I wonder how many times I have doubted God, trusting only in what He has already done and limiting what He wanted to do.

Fortunately, he often blesses beyond our beliefs.