Living with Confident Expectation

Infertility is an issue facing people in all levels of society. There are women who are actively trying to conceive and are unsuccessful. This is difficult for both the husband and the wife. We often hear how the woman responds to this but many times we don’t hear the story about the man in the relationship.

In Luke chapter 1 we meet an infertile couple; they were not your ordinary couple because they were advanced in years. The man’s name was Zechariah, and he was a priest; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendent from the priestly line of Aaron. They were not the people you would expect to be infertile, but they were. One day, Zechariah had a visit from an angel while he was performing his duties. Listen to what the angel said in verse 13 NLT, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife, Elizabeth, will give you a son, and you are to name him John.” 

The angel told him that God had heard his prayer. Zechariah hoped for a son. He had a confident expectation that his prayer would be answered. By this time, they were older, but the angel delivered the news he wanted to hear. Like David in Psalm 71:5, he must have said in his heart,  “O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.” Zechariah received the answer he wanted from the Lord.

Do you have an issue that is near and dear to your heart and you’ve placed your hope in God but it still seems impossible? Don’t give up! Romans 5:3-5 CEV tells us, “But that’s not all! We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope that will never disappoint us.” God has heard your prayer and like in Zachariah’s life; He will respond to you in His time.

Thought for Today: Friend, put your hope in God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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