Hold On: You will be Laughing Soon.

Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.  . . . Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."  . . . "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age." Genesis 21:1-7
Waiting for the fulfillment of God's promise is never easy. Doubts might set in and you might experience a crisis of faith.
There was a time when Abraham was unsure if God was ever going to come through and he gave in to Sarah's idea of having a child by her slave girl. Ishmael was the result, and a lot of chaos ensued. Abraham eventually drove Hagar and Ishmael out of the house to restore peace.

There was also a time when Abraham said to God, "You have given me no children and so a slave born in my household is going to be my heir." But God assured him that a child from his own loins was going to inherit him. God settled it with a covenant. That was a turning point for Abraham. Abraham believed the LORD and held unto his faith.

Only a year before the birth of Isaac, God assured Abraham that the promise was now due but Sarah laughed when she overheard the conversation because she thought it was ridiculously impossible! But exactly a year later, her laughter of disbelief was turned into a laughter of joy. In her own words: "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children?"

So hold on, God has not forgotten about you. Your Isaac is coming.
Your laughter of disbelief will soon become a laughter of joy. Those who laughed at you will soon be laughing with you in celebration as you give praises to God.
Hold on, you will be laughing soon!

Prayer: Father, I thank you that no matter how long it takes, You always fulfill Your promise. I am confident that my mouth will soon be filled with laughter. I wait in expectation for that moment. Amen.