Leviticus 11:1-12:8 / Mark 5:21-43 / Psalm 38:1-22 / Proverbs 10:8-9

Standout verse:

Mark 5:35-36“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.”

The story surrounding these verses does not suggest that we deny reality, or live under some kind of power of positive confession.  As Christians we can bravely face reality knowing our Heavenly Father is right beside us.  He loves us, He can be trusted, and can do far more than we could dream of as we walk step by step with HIm. Jairus’ friends came to him and told him to give up on Jesus because they thought that He was able to heal the sick, but not able to raise the dead! They were wrong! We must be watchful of the voices we listen to and not be intimidated, at times even well meaning people will tell us to not take this “seeking after Jesus thing” too far.Jesus can and will do miracles in our lives and the lives of those around us if we keep walking with Him and obey His words “Do not be afraid: only believe.” Even when circumstances look impossible and if/when people say our faith is “a bit too much”, we mustn’t be discouraged. Rather, we need to be fully tuned into what the Lord is saying to us and confidently stand on His truth and promises.Keep rising and seeking hard after Him, keep praying, keep walking your days out with Him in the lead, do not be swayed and do not be afraid!