THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 5:35-44
“Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” (Mark 5:36)
I recently spoke on trusting God through difficulty as a guest pastor.
A man, recently widowed, approached me with tears in his eyes.
‘Your words sounds so good, but it doesn’t work for me!’
His wife had died, and no amount of trust brought her back to life.
What is the good of trusting Jesus if it doesn’t work?
Agreed, if Jesus came to immediately heal and raise everyone, He failed.
If that is what we are believing in Jesus for, we will be disappointed.
But Jesus came to defeat the source of sin, death and hell (Hebrews 2:14-15).
Through this miracle – and the cross – Jesus shows us that He can defeat death.
Jesus defeats death, but it will not be destroyed until the end (1 Corinthians 15:26).
As Jesus followers, we hang on to Jesus until the last day when death is destroyed.
Faith in Jesus works, but it works itself out in time, and awaits His final return.
Sickness and death remain for the time being, but their days are numbered.
Through our tears, we refuse to give in to fear… and we choose to give in to faith!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, the enemy wants me to fear, but You are urging me to faith. I choose faith in You. Thank You for showing us that NOTHING, not even death, can keep us from You.