Elizabeth's barreness and advanced age--a double symbol of hopelessness--became the means by which God would announce to the world that nothing is impossible for Him.
Deep, contended joy comes from a place of complete security and confidence [in God] - even in the midst of trial.
If you allow it, [suffering] can be the means by which God brings you His greatest blessings.
The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don't worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry...He's risen!
To require God to prove that He is able and willing to fulfill His promises would be proof positive that one does not trust Him.
The crisis of physical hunger is essentially a crisis of faith. What or whom will you trust to meet your most basic needs? Will you trust the God who made human bodies, or will you seek your own way? (Deuteronomy 8:1-3)