Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe

A synagogue ruler by the name of Jairus went to get Jesus because his twelve-year-old daughter was dying. Not long after, some men came from the house and told him not to bother Jesus because the girl had died. Jesus ignored them, told Jairus to believe and continued on his way. “When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep” (Mark 5:38-39 NIV).

Nothing bothers me more than to see people who are quick to wail over their circumstances just because someone told them that all hope was gone. I remember the time when the doctor told my brother and his wife she wasn’t sure their newborn son Lucas was going to make it. I can assure you there was crying and wailing loudly in the room that day. I couldn’t believe how quickly we can go from believing God to what people tell us. Jairus went looking for Jesus but was quick to believe the men that came with the bad report. “Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe” (Mark 5:36).

Our faith is going to get tested. Thankfully, Jesus comes along and tells us to trust Him! Don’t worry, Lucas got better. In fact, that same doctor came back to the room and told his parents he will live. I believe it was God speaking through her. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. Your circumstances will get better. Don’t be afraid; just believe.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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