Do Not Be Afraid
While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, saying to him, 'Your daughter is dead. Don't trouble the Teacher.' But Jesus hearing it, answered him, 'Don't be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed.' Luke 8:49 WEB
Jairus had a twelve-year-old daughter that was deathly sick and could not get out of bed. He came to Jesus, fell down at His feet, and begged Him to come and heal her. Jesus went with him, but while on the way, someone met them on the road and told them: 'Your daughter is dead.'
Jesus told him: 'Don't be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed.' A short time later, his daughter was well. This had to be a very difficult test for Jairus, but afterwards he had a testimony and I am sure that it contained these words: 'Don't be afraid, just believe, and it will be well.'
There will always be those that will tell you things that are contrary to what God has told you. Fear will always be the opposite of faith. Unbelief will always be the opposite of believing. When the Lord has spoken to you, hang onto it and do not listen to the negative voices. Don't be afraid, just believe, and it will be well.
No matter what circumstance you face today, these words still hold eternal power that you can claim for your very own. Do not give into fear. Believe the word of God, and it will be well for you. Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to stand on Your word and grow my trust in You. Forgive me of my fears and my lack of trust in the past and show Yourself strong in my life. Speak to me in a way that I understand and send the Comforter to me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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