18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
This right here is a prime example of a husband speaking before he thinks. The angel Gabriel is telling him he is going to have a child and he questions it. This man new the story of Sarah having a child in her old age, but yet he thinks he and his wife are too old. For that he cannot speak until his son is born. I was this same way when people would tell me I would have children one day. After so many miscarriages, I thought yea right. I was raised learning these stories, but I did not think it could happen. I was proven wrong. You see, God has the power to do as he sees fit, but we question too many times if he can actually do it. We as husbands have the problem of throwing our hands up and saying it is impossible. We should be the ones in our place of prayer telling God we know he can. Why have we become so pessimistic? Why do we forget the promises of God? God has given men families, houses, lands, and even riches. He has also given us the path of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Remember these things and do not question it. God may take your speech until his plan comes to pass.