Has God made a promise to you that made you laugh because it was so unbelievable, or you thought it was impossible?
Sarah laughed within herself when she overheard God’s conversation with her husband, Abraham, outside their tent. She heard God make a promise that she would have a son (Genesis 18:10). God had made this same promise to Abraham twenty-four years earlier, after Ishmael was born as the result of their carnal plan to make the promise come to pass. . Now is the perfect time to remind you of this: When God gives a word (makes a promise) man does not have to devise a plan to make the promise come to pass based on human ingenuity. God alone handles the fulfillment of every promise that He makes.
When God made the promise to Abraham twenty-four years earlier, Abraham laughed in disbelief, too. According to Genesis 17:17, he fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart,
“Shall a child be born to a man 100 years old? And shall Sarah, 99 years old, bear a child?”
Abraham had the audacity to say to God, "Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!" It was if Abraham was asking God to accept his plan instead of God’s promise. Both Abraham and Sarah laughed because they believed it was impossible for them to conceive at their age. They only saw from a natural perspective. Seeing from the natural rather than God's supernatural perspective will always cause us to laugh out loud or within our heart because it's seems impossible. We have a serious problem with taking God at His word.
Numbers 23:19 is Moses' account of Balaam's dialogue with Balak, king of Moab, who wanted Balaam to curse God's people. This is a relevant reminder for us today--God is not a man, Periodt! Therefore, He does not lie; He does what He says. He fulfills His promises, even if it seems impossible.
Think about it. Laughter is a natural response to an unbelievable, unnatural idea. When someone says something to you that sounds ridiculous, how do you respond?
Yes, you laugh! And with Abraham and Sarah, it was their natural response to a promise that was beyond their finite comprehension and wildest imagination. Not only did Sarah laugh at giving birth in her old age, but she laughed at the "idea" of having sexual pleasure with Abraham in their old age (Genesis 18:10-12). However, God poses this question: "Is anything too hard for the LORD?"
The answer then and now is emphatically NO! What God has spoken will come to pass. Abraham and Sarah found that out. At the set time of which God had spoken, He visited Sarah. She conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age as GOD said (Genesis 21:1-2). The laughter that expressed impossibility, disbelief and improbability of the promise was turned into an eternal truth throughout the ages.
The birth of Isaac, which means laughter, resulted in laughter that expressed joy, fulfillment and consolation that answers the question we should declare even now: "With God nothing is impossible!" There is nothing too hard for the LORD!
What has God promised that made you laugh? If He promised, He will bring it to pass. When the promise is spoken, instead of laughing in disbelief laugh with unspeakable joy and declare with confidence that nothing is too hard for the LORD.
I declare that what God has promised will come to pass and make you laugh uncontrollably, giving God praise and a testimony of His faithfulness.
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