“he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.” Matthew 9:24-25 NIV
A synagogue leader came to Jesus and told Him that his daughter had just died. He asked if Jesus would put His hand on her and make her well. Jesus got to the house and there were mourners crying and sobbing about her death. Jesus told them to quit crying And go away because the daughter was just sleeping. It then says, “But they laughed at Him.” Afternoon they were out of the house, the girl got up.
True faith will cause people who don’t understand to laugh at you. When you live a life of faith, people will say you don’t make sense and that you don’t live in reality. Being laughed at is simply part of living a life of faith. When you are laughed at, remember you are in good company because they laughed at Jesus. People laugh at what they don’t understand. I want to live a life of faith that proves the scoffers wrong. I want to walk a faithful walk that shows the world that Jesus is Lord. They may laugh in the process, but they will see the power of God in the end.
Father, increase my faith. Let me not be concerned about what the people around me think, but what You think. Help me to walk in the type of faith Jesus walked in that causes people to laugh, but then see God work. Increase my faith in the area of healing mighty God. Heal mental illness. Heal physical illness. Set the captive free and heal people. Let my faith for healing increase. You healed the sick and commanded us to do the same, but we are not seeing it at the level You did. Fix what’s wrong and let me do the works of Jesus in my generation.