#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.
This verse stems from the account in the Bible after the woman with the issue of blood has just reached out and touched the helm of His garment. Jairus, a leader, actually got to Jesus first after He crossed the lake and gotten to land. He pleaded with Jesus to come to his house to heal his sick daughter. In going there Jesus had to walk through a crowd of people that had gathered and followed Him, the disciples and the leader, Jairus. There was a lady with the issue of blood, who pressed her way through the crowd of people — including the disciples and actually grabbed His rob to receive her healing. He had a brief conversation with her and she was healed. While they were talking a messenger came to Jairus to tell him his daughter had passed. And here where Mark 5:36 comes in: Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
In any capacity of leadership in church, we can feel like we are leading people to the Lord where healing can take place. Yet there are times where we, ourselves, need the Lord to come and lay hands the origin of our concern as well. We will have to take our own instruction and advise that we give others to work the same principles. No matter how bad or how hard the situation may look to us we must allow our faith in the Lord performing His word be fulfilled in His timing and not our own. We must not allow others getting blessed and their prayers answered along the way frustrate our focus and invite fear into path of belief as we lead Jesus to the origin of our concern. These areas of concern are areas we really don’t speak on or speak to people about because the depth of hurt, pain and some time the shame of being in leadership and having some unbelief of worthy of being healed. Yet we must simply remind ourselves: Don’t be afraid [of the Lord being slow in fulfilling His promises], just believe.
Tracy Jackson is an Administrative Assistant and Entrepreneur who lives in St. Louis, MO. She loves to see the evolution of relationships because it reveals that part of us that we don’t like to discuss!