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Jairus’ Dilemma

‘This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.’ 2 Timothy 1:10 (NIV).

While Jairus was asking Jesus to come and heal his daughter in Luke 8:41-42, someone came to him and said, ‘Your daughter is dead, don’t bother the teacher anymore.’(verse 49). But Jesus responded, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.’ (verse 50) Jairus was given two conflicting voices to listen to.

Would he listen to the human voice telling him that all hope was lost, that he shouldn’t be bothering Jesus anymore and that nothing more could be done? Or would he listen to Jesus’ voice telling him to have faith, that there was still time for a miracle?

We can have the same dilemma too. When things in our lives seem beyond healing, beyond fixing and beyond possibility, will we listen to the voice that tells us to stop hoping and stop praying for God to move? Or will we listen to God’s voice telling us to believe that He can do the impossible?

Even when things seem dead in our lives, He can bring new life. Ezekiel was given a prophecy of dry bones in a valley rising up again, and God breathing His Spirit into them (Ezekiel 37). And so God can raise things in our life too. We don’t have to feel like we’re bothering God with our problems.


‘Heavenly Father, help me to look not at my situation full of troubles and difficulties, but to turn my eyes to you Lord. I do believe that there is nothing too hard for you and you are able and willing to intervene to help me at this time. Thank you.’

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,


Final Thoughts:

He is always willing to listen to our prayers. We can turn to Him first with all our problems, even when a resolution seems beyond what’s possible. So, in our situations, when we’re hearing ‘don’t bother the teacher anymore’, we need to listen to the voice of Jesus saying to each of us, ‘don’t be afraid, just believe.’

Be Greatly Blessed!

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