Word for You

Wednesday 28 July 

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

Ignore the doubters 

Trusting God for a miracle can be very difficult for us to do. It’s impossible to know what God is doing based on how things look on the surface, so in those times, we need our faith to carry us through. ‘Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see’ (Hebrews 11:1 NIV). In order to stay strong, it’s important that we fill our minds with the right things: ‘the best, not the worst;…things to praise’ (Philippians 4:8 MSG). One pastor wrote: ‘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, a situation may look impossible, but when we ignore the doubters and people who say it can’t be done, and instead believe and trust what God says, we’ll see what amazing things He can do. 

What Now? 

How much do you think you’re affected by doubters and other people’s opinions? Pray that God’s voice would be louder in your life than any of theirs.