Let us ask Jesus today, to increase our faith. Let us pray: “Jesus, I trust in You, but increase my faith.”
Today in the Word, we see a closed case, a situation that Jesus and the girl’s father faced. The Lord was finalizing a dialogue with the hemorrhagic woman, who had just been healed. A man waited to talk to Jesus about the pain of his heart, when, at that time, he alerts Him about the death of his daughter. Something that dad was trying to avoid, because it was the worst news he could receive.
He had no time to prepare for that sad news: “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher? “.How many times have we also heard this: “Your problem has no solution. Why do you bother Jesus “or even:” Let God alone, abandon Him and die because there is no more to do.” Christ, we also hear in this kind of news, and hear about the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue. Faced with a desperate situation, in extreme situations, He tells us: “Do not be afraid, do not despair, I only ask you to trust me.”
How many violent situations arrive in our time time: unemployment, sickness and so many others! In these times of great loss, the heart “breaks”. There is suffering so great that it splits the heart, the pain becomes unbearable. We say in prayer: “I’m desperate in the face of so much suffering! What do I do? “. Jesus tells us today: “Do not despair”.
What can a person do when she’s already getting desperate? She can not do anything. At this time, you must stop
everything. Humanly, when we lose strength and we are about to faint, we seek strength in the arms of a friend, on whom we rely on to recover. The same happens when we are tempted to give in to our despair, but Jesus tells us: “Do not despair!” In times of suffering, hold Him by his arms..
The Word does not tells us today ” to be strong and brave” because Jesus knows our courage and strength at that time is gone, but He gives us the support.
Jesus said on the deathbed of that girl: “Arise”. Those people mocked Him, they knew that the girl was dead, but we know that with the Lord nothing is impossible, not even death. We know, in theory, we need to be in the arms of God, but we can only understand this when we experiencing, either by ourselves or by the suffering of another person.
When you cannot do anything else, rest in God. When you cannot be strong and courageous, rest in the Lord. This morning, maybe your only remedy is to be calm. It’s time to trust God because nervousness can lead you to do things without reason. Trust in Jesus!
God will show you what to do, so you can calm down and trust. He will not ask for more than is at your fingertips. You have been thrown into the fire of trial, Do not despair. Jesus tells us: “Trust me, I’ll take and sustain you in safety.”
In a some moments, there is no point in being strong. At this time, the only solution is to trust in Jesus, for He will sustain us. May the Holy Spirit make confidence sprout in our heart, because God reserves a greater force for the more serious needs.
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