July 12, 2017
Rejoice in Deliverance
Genesis 21:6 And Sarah said, God hath made me laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
Sarah was no stranger to heartache, she had wanted a baby so bad that she gave her handmaid to Abraham to conceive a child, (Genesis 16:2) but that plan only back fired on her, (Genesis 16:5). Even when God promised her that she would bare a child in old age, she laugh at the thought of being a grandmother mom, (Genesis 18:12). But when the Lord delivered His precious promise, the only thing she could do was rejoice with laughter, and this rejoicing sparked a fire that cause others to laugh with joy along side her.
God will deliver His promises in our lives and like Sarah His deliverance always causes for a standing ovation. I too experience my own rejoicing in the Lord last fall. What I had thought was a normal hysterectomy procedure, was actually God delivering me from cervical cancer, that not even my doctor had known was hidden inside my endometriosis. This deliverance caused my family, friends and church to stop and rejoice in the Lord with a loud uplifting praise of His healing touch. God’s deliverance comes in different shapes, forms and sizes. Some cry to remind us of His promise of deliverance, (Genesis 17:16) and others are silent reminding us that God is always in control and He will deliver and heal us in His timing, (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Lord, I lift my eyes up to You, for You are my help in every season. I rejoice in Your grand deliverance over my health, life and salvation. Thank You, Lord for Your perfect timing. I pray to continue rejoicing over Your healing touch, so that others may know, I serve a mighty God that can part waters, bring dry bones to life and prepare a table for us before our enemies, in Jesus name I praise and pray, Amen.