Luke 1:18 ” Zechariah asked the angel, ‘How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.’ “

The angel Gabriel had come to Zechariah with the good news that he and his wife Elizabeth would have a son called John…John the Baptist.  But Zechariah rejected the notion immediately as impossible due to their advanced age.  A amazed Gabriel answered Zechariah’s skepticism with this, “I stand in the presence of God and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news…but you don’t believe my words.”  But not to be too rough on Zechariah…how many times have I done the very same thing?  I hesitate, question, or downright reject a word from the Lord thinking, “You don’t know what You’re asking me to do, or worse yet, “I know more than You do, God.”  That’s when I must remember to remember.  Remember what?  To call to mind all the Lord has done for me in the past.  How He’s protected and cared for me in situations I should of died in…how He’s brought me through things I didn’t have the strength to do myself.  When I doubt God, I limit Him…but when I believe, nothing is too difficult for Him to do.

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