Today's Word for Today

Wednesday 28 July 

‘Putting them all outside, He took…His own companions, and entered the room.’ Mark 5:40 NASB 

Throw them all out! 

When you’re trusting God for a miracle, nothing will drag you down faster than unbelief. Plus, it’s impossible to know what God is doing based on how things look on the surface. ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’ (Hebrews 11:1 KJV). So in order to stay strong, it’s important to fill your mind with the right things: ‘the best, not the worst;…things to praise’ (Philippians 4:8 MSG). One pastor writes: ‘There were times Jesus didn’t allow unbelief around Him, like when He raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead. When He heard the little girl had died, Jesus told her father, “Do not be afraid…only believe” (Mark 5:36 NASB)…You can believe, or you can be afraid. You can’t do both; and people who truly believe bypass human reasoning. When Jesus dealt with the spirit of death that day, there was no room for contaminated faith. So when He went to Jairus’ house, “He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter, James and John” (v. 37). He took those who believed in miracles, and when “they came to the house…and…saw…people loudly weeping…He said…‘Why make a commotion…The child has not died, but is asleep.’ They began laughing at Him. But putting them all outside, He took…the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was…Taking [her] by the hand, He said…‘Little girl…get up!’ Immediately the girl got up and began to walk”’ (vv. 37-42 NASB). Humanly speaking, your situation may look impossible, but when you throw out the naysayers and the doubters and believe what God says, you’ll get results.