Mark 5:35-37 (NKJV)

While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”

Jairus had asked Jesus to come to his house and lay hands on his daughter who was just about dead. Jesus went with him but was delayed briefly on the way. Someone came and suggested Jairus not bother to bring Jesus to his house anymore because Jairus’ daughter had already expired. Jesus heard the discouraging words and encouraged Jairus to resist fear and choose to believe. Many times people start out in faith like Jairus but when they see or hear things that seem to take away all hope they allow fear to cause them to detour off the road of faith. How can we resist fear and choose to only believe. We must surround ourselves with an atmosphere conducive to faith. We must be with people of faith, hear messages that will build our faith and keep our mouths shut unless we are able to speak in line with God’s Word. We must choose to stay in faith or else we will naturally walk in fear and doubt because that is the way the world we live in operates. Let us remember we are not of this world and should not act just like them. We are salt and light and must stand out as being different. We will choose not to be afraid but only believe.

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