You’ve heard the saying He who laughs last laughs best.
The last laugh is always the one that remains. In the case of Sarah, the wife of Abraham, she and God shared this laugh together. In fact, the name of her son, Isaac, literally means “laughter.”
The last laugh is always the one that remains.
Why does God sometimes put us in a situation that seems hopeless? He allows us to hit rock bottom so we’ll discover that He is the Rock at the bottom. He may not change your scenario or your struggle until He sees you are waiting well within it. To wait well means not going outside of God’s ways to make something happen or bring something about. It means waiting with hope and expectation, not with sarcastic doubt. When we first see Sarah, she is laughing, mocking the unlikely promise God had given her. But the second time she laughs, it is out of awe at God’s ability to pull off the impossible.
To wait well means not going outside of God’s ways to make something happen or bring something about.
Sometimes God puts your back up against the wall so you can see that He is truly God. Sarah had to grow and mature to learn to wait well. She made some mistakes along the way. We all do. But the good news is that even if you’ve made mistakes, and even if you have your own set of Ishmaels running around as a result, it’s never too late for God to intervene. It’s never too late to experience His power.
Just wait for it.
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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