faith has the last laugh

Faith Has the Last Laugh

You’ve heard the saying He who laughs last laughs best.

The last laugh is always the one that remains. In the case of Sarah, the wife of Abraham, she and God shared this laugh together. In fact, the name of her son, Isaac, literally means “laughter.”

The last laugh is always the one that remains.

Why does God sometimes put us in a situation that seems hopeless? He allows us to hit rock bottom so we’ll discover that He is the Rock at the bottom. He may not change your scenario or your struggle until He sees you are waiting well within it. To wait well means not going outside of God’s ways to make something happen or bring something about. It means waiting with hope and expectation, not with sarcastic doubt. When we first see Sarah, she is laughing, mocking the unlikely promise God had given her. But the second time she laughs, it is out of awe at God’s ability to pull off the impossible.

To wait well means not going outside of God’s ways to make something happen or bring something about.

Sometimes God puts your back up against the wall so you can see that He is truly God. Sarah had to grow and mature to learn to wait well. She made some mistakes along the way. We all do. But the good news is that even if you’ve made mistakes, and even if you have your own set of Ishmaels running around as a result, it’s never too late for God to intervene. It’s never too late to experience His power.

Just wait for it.

Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative and...

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