The Bible tells us of a certain man named Jairus, whose daughter was sick to the point of death. In his worried and troubled state, someone him to get the Master's attention, and he did: "And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him."(Mark 5:22-24).
As they journeyed, word came that the young was already dead, therefore no need for Jairus to trouble the Master. But the Bible says "As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. " (Mark 5:36). How comforting! The Master wanted Jairus to stop the fear and refuse the wrong picture. He's saying the same thing to you today.
Perhaps you've been wondering what to do about a certain situation that seem to have defied every situation; refuse to fear; only believe! Refuse to be overwhelmed by the extent or enormity of the challenge. Instead, believe in the ability and power of the Spirit to see you through victoriously. To believe means to be in a state of expectancy, where you envision in your spirit a positive outcome in every situation! When you receive unfavourable or discouraging news, don't despair; refuse to give up; only believe! That means stop the fear and refuse to doubt; envision only a positive outcome.
When life looks dark, and things seem impossible and difficult, and everything seems to be going down, hold your head up high and declare "I'm a victor in Christ Jesus!" Refuse to let your heart be troubled with unbelief, fear and doubt, and keep proclaiming in faith that you're more than a conqueror.
Dear Father, I thank you for the hope you've given me in your Word. I thank you for giving me freely, all joy and peace in believing, that I may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities February 21,2012
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome