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Believe Every Word

Anchor Devotional - 04.09.18

“‘Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!’ And Mary said, ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’”

Luke 1:45-47

When I am told a bit of news that seems just too good to be true, I have a hard time believing every word. Are you skeptical in those times? Remarkably, Mary wasn’t.

Pregnant with Jesus, she arrives at her cousin Elizabeth’s home (and Elizabeth is miraculously with child, too!). Elizabeth greets her, exclaiming, “Blessed woman, who believed what God said would come true.” What a proclamation!

Remember, Mary is a young girl; she’s engaged to Joseph; she’s a virgin, yet pregnant by the Holy Spirit. In complete awe and trepidation, she believes wholeheartedly what the angel, Gabriel, tells her: “You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus” (v. 30).

Mary does inquire of the angel, “How will this be since I am a virgin?” (v. 34) But she also chooses to believe the miracle that was about to happen from the hand of God.

Believe every word God says, even when it seems “too good to be true.” Like Mary, you will want to burst out with God-news and dance with the song of your Savior.

Scripture Focus

Luke 1:39-56


Believe God’s every word. And do not let what He has done for you—saving you from your sin— ever be forgotten.

Read the Bible

  • Joshua 5-6
  • Psalm 99
  • Acts 23