Are You Sure?

November 28th, 2018



Luke 1:14-25

Are you sure? Can you blame Zechariah for his doubt? He and his wife were older. They have never had children. The Lord had been silent for so long. Zechariah hesitated. He had doubt about the news this angel from the Lord brought.

In the Church we often equate doubt with failure. If we have doubt then somehow we aren’t committed enough, or strong enough, or pious enough. God, however, understands this. He didn’t punish Zechariah overly harshly. God gave Zechariah space to process just what the angel said. Imagine: being childless for so long and then not being able to talk about the expected baby!

God’s response to Zechariah was full of grace. Instead of talking and talking and talking about this turn of events, Zechariah was forced to listen.

Where has God given you grace and space to listen and process his plans for your life? Take time to listen and learn today.

Author: Stefanie Hendrickson


One Response to “Are You Sure?”

  1. Debora White Says:

    November 28th, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Wow! I had never thought about it in quite that way. God’s grace of listening. Sometimes I need to “be still and know” that the LORD is God!

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