In the Bible, God promised Abram a child. This seemed to be impossible, especially because of the age of Abram and his wife. God takes a long time to fulfill the promise, so Abram and his wife takes it upon themselves to figure out a way to help God with His promise. This became a family disaster. When God fulfilled the promise, Abram and his wife realized the price of their mistake of not trusting fully in God’s word.
In our walk with God, we read God’s Word and hear His promises to us, but often we do not wait on God for His plan and His timing. How often have we received a promise from God, but we became too anxious and failed to wait on God and instead made a mess of the entire situation.
‘After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” Abram said, “O Lord God , what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir.” Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.” And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the Lord ; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. And He said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it.” ‘