But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. (Luke 8:50 KJV)
Fear can cripple a positive mindset if you allow it to. The story is told of a young entrepreneur who ventured into the world of business in his early twenties. Things were going perfectly well. He was building a large clientele, he was building his savings, he was able to now drive his own car and he had gotten approval to start building his own home.
Sadly, during the prime of his youth, as he was meeting with success, he made an unwise decision to hang with the wrong crowd when he wasn't occupied with his business. While 'liming' one night, a bullet shot and killed the gentleman who was right next to him and the young entrepreneur fainted. When he was brought back to himself, he never recovered from that state of shock and fear, and never functioned well for the rest of his life, thus business closure was the only option.
We choose whether we want fear to cripple us or not. All of us are bound to go through trying situations in life. Health. Family. Relationships. Employment. Business. Financial. You name it. Some will bring much pain and hurt and depression. Others will teach us life long lessons. What we must do though, is to ensure that amidst them all, we must choose to remain HOPEFUL and stay BELIEVING that things will be better and God is well able to deliver.
The passage under review today tells of Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue who has a sick daughter. He quickly rushes to find Jesus to explain the situation. While out with the master, he receives word from one of his employees that his daughter is dead and he need not disturb the Master anymore. Jesus heard the talk and utters some powerful words Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. (Luke 8:50 KJV)
Bible history tells us that Jesus only spoke two words and things were back to normal again - the girl was brought back to life.
I, like you, want things to grow normal again. My situation may not be yours, but the fact is we ALL are facing challenges. We all have situations that need urgent attention. I have promised myself to try not to worry and fear, but BELIEVE ONLY. It is when I'm in that spirit of faith, the Master is prepared to speak a few words over my situation and change it instantly.
Please join me and develop that type of spirit too.
FEAR NOT Friend - Only Believe. Hope is Ahead.