Friday, July 21st - Promises Kept (Sarah)

Genesis 20


Even after God has promised us, bad things still happen. Still, even in the bad things, God’s presence can be knwon. sis 20


Even when we are in the midst of God’s promises working themselves out, bad things can still happen. That doesn’t mean, however, that God’s presence can’t be known. When we read about Sarah’s life, it’s easy to understand why she might get frustrated, lose hope, and lack faith. But the story also shows us a perspective that perhaps Sarah didn’t have — that God was working for her good behind the scenes, whether she knew it or not.


Is there a situation in your life in which you sense that God is working behind the scenes for your good? How can you explore God’s heart in this situation? Knowing what you know about God — about God’s goodness, higher purpose, and love — what do you think God hopes for you in this situation?