September 21, 2016
“Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, Don’t be afraid, just believe and she will be healed.” Luke 8:50
Jairus got to Jesus first. He asked Jesus to come heal his daughter who was dying. While Jesus was on his way to Jairus’ house the women with the issue of blood touched him. Jesus stopped! He stopped being on his way to Jairus’ house. He stopped going to heal Jairus’ dying daughter. He stopped moving to meet Jairus’ need even though:
- Jairus got to Jesus first,
- He was a man, and
- He was a synagogue leader
Jairus could have lost hope and sulked about Jesus stopping his forward motion to take care of his daughter. He could have gotten angry and stormed off because Jesus took care of a women before he finished his business with Jarius, or he could have lost his courage and simple walked away from Jesus.
Jairus had enough faith to wait! Yes, I said in faith, Jairus waited! I know that wait is a four letter word for some Christians because they’ve been taught that God is a Jeannie in a bottle. If we rub the bottle just right; say the right kind of prayer, fast the right number of days, quote the right scriptures enough, God HAS TO answer you RIGHT NOW! Not so!!!
We see in this passage of scripture, no matter who you are or what position you hold, sometimes, God makes us wait for his perfect timing. Do you have enough faith to wait?
I’m sure Jairus was disgusted with the woman and probably a little put off by Jesus, but his faith keep him there. If Jairus hadn’t stood on his faith and had lost hope, gotten angry or lost his courage, his daughter would have died. But his faith, overrode every other emotion. He waited and received what he had asked Jesus to provide.
How many times have you or I walked away; become disgruntled, angry or dismayed because God told us we had to wait? Turning our back on God’s promises just because we have to wait is turning our back on our blessings.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14
Father, give me the strength and the courage to stand on your promises when you tell me to wait. I will wait on you and will allow my spirit to be renewed. I will wait and will allow you to strengthen my heart. I will wait on you, which will allow my faith to mature. Thank you Lord for helping me t to learn how to wait. I thank you and praise you in Jesus name. Amen.
Living Above Mediocrity,
Minister Anita Wamble
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