But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” Mark 5:36
Do we live in fear out of lack of faith? When Jesus spoke these words he was going to visit a girl who was pronounced dead. When Jesus told them the girl was “only sleeping” and not dead, they laughed at him. Why? Because most people have no faith and never recognized who Jesus is, the Son of the Living God
Perfect Love casts out all fear ( 1 John 4:18)
Satan wants you to live in fear, to feel defeated. But as Jesus said, Don’t be afraid any longer! Why? Because Jesus has defeated everything at the cross, even death. Many people cant comprehend this, but that’s why Jesus says to have faith, believe.
As Jesus said to another woman he healed “ Your faith has made you well “ (Mark 5:34) Did fear and doubt heal this woman? No, if this woman rejected Christ she would have just remained defeated and ill. But because she had the boldness to believe in our Lord and Savior, she was made well, redeemed!
So if your living in fear today or feel defeated. Trust in Jesus, don’t be afraid any longer. There are no powers in this world that can defeat our God in Jesus Name Amen!