These words were spoken to Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue who had asked Jesus to come and heal his dying daughter. In the chaos of the crowd, he received word that she had died. Jesus, despite the seeming impossibility, instructed Jairus to not be afraid and to believe that she would indeed be healed. Though he was likely swimming in a sea of emotions, Jairus turned to trust and believed that Jesus would do what He had said He would do.
God is a God of making what is seemingly impossible in the natural, entirely possible in His supernatural strength and grace. He is willing to take our tiny traces of faith and hope, and turn them into something miraculous. Not by anything that we do or don’t do, rather when we seek Him instead of self, we provide a place for our Heavenly Father to move in His might.
This whole faith and healing pairing can easily become muddied when He does not do what we want Him to do. It can be difficult to see the miraculous, when we feel that it all has missed the mark. Sometimes, the healing does not happen until the afflicted are held in His loving arms in Heaven. It is challenging to understand the “why” when we do not witness His wonder in the natural. This is where hope and faith and trust in He alone who is trustworthy, must become our lifeline. Our prayers never go unnoticed. However, we see but a glimpse of His grand plan for people and how He can best use lives (and sometimes deaths) of His beloved, to bless and lead others unto Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, please help our hearts to hold all hope in You, and keep fear far from us. Help us to believe for the unbelievable, and give glory to You through our every circumstance. Teach us to trust You at all times, that Your good and perfect plan is present, despite what we may see. Grow our faith God, so that we may be prayerful people who present Your perfect peace to all who need to know that You are near. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present