And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me (Genesis 21:6, KJV)
When Sarah, a barren woman past menopause, put to birth a bouncing baby boy at the age of 91, she exclaimed: “ God hath made me to laugh, so that all that here will laugh with me”. This is the second time the scripture records Sarah laughing. The first was in Genesis 18:12, one year earlier, when she heard the LORD Himself telling Abraham that she was going to give birth. At that time she laughed in unbelief. However, one year later, the LORD changed her laughter from unbelief to joy and awe for God!
Sarah was not alone. The LORD repeated the same thing to her descendants when they were in Babylon. The Psalmist said:
“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, We were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing….” (Psalm 126:1–2, KJV).
The miracle was so remarkable that they thought it was a dream. The Psalmist reports that their mouths were filled with laughter and their tongue with singing. There is no reason for us not to believe our God still does such miracles in the lives of His people today. The Lord turn your captivity and make you to laugh like Sarah in awe and joy!
Say the words of Gen. 21:6 above out loud as you allow them to sink into your heart “God will make me laugh and all that hear will laugh with me!”
APPLY THE WORD
You take a hold of truths like this one by revelation and faith. Ensure you understand what this devotional is saying, meditate upon the scripture for the Spirit to give you YOUR revelation and that is what will ignite your faith. What if God makes you laugh in that financial crisis? What if the change in your family or health is so “unbelievable” that all who hear just start laughing for joy! Stretch your faith and believe.
Ask the Lord to command a change in whatever situation you find yourself as He did for the Jews and for Sarah.