Day 34 | The Fear Spiral

Mark 5: 21-37
21 When Yeshua had crossed over in the boat again to the other side, a big crowd gathered around Him; and He was by the sea.
22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, comes. Seeing Him, he falls at His feet.
23 He begs Him a great deal, saying, “My little daughter is near death! Come and lay hands on her so that she may be healed and live!”
24 So Yeshua went off with him, and a big crowd was following Him and pressing upon Him. 25 And there was a woman with a blood flow for twelve years,
26 who had suffered much under many doctors. She had spent all that she had without benefit; instead, she grew worse.
27 When she heard about Yeshua, she came through the crowd from behind and touched His garment.
28 For she kept saying, “If I touch even His clothes, I shall be healed.”
29 Right away the blood flow stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed from her disease.
30 At once Yeshua, knowing in Himself that power had gone out from Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31 His disciples responded, “You see the crowd pressing upon You and you say, ‘Who touched Me?’”
32 But He kept looking around to see who had done this.
33 But the woman, scared and shaking, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in shalom and be healed from your disease.”
35 While Yeshua was still speaking, messengers come from the house of the synagogue leader, saying, “Your daughter is dead. Why do you still trouble the Teacher?”
36 But ignoring what they said, Yeshua tells the synagogue leader, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow Him except Peter, Jacob, and John, the brother of Jacob.
38 They come to the house of the synagogue leader. He sees a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
39 After entering, He said to them, “Why make such a fuss and weep? The child didn’t die, but is sleeping.”
40 They start jeering at Him. But after sending all of them out, He takes the child’s father and mother, and those with Him, and enters where the child was.
41 Then, taking hold of the child’s hand, He tells her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up.”
42 Immediately, the girl stood up and began to walk around! (She was twelve years old.) And they were overcome with astonishment.

REFLECT

We all have our own agendas, don't we? Every day we wake up and have a plan for the day. For many of us, it's getting the kids off to school and heading into work to finish that project or achieve a sales target. Often God will interrupt our plans to reveal to us what He was has planned! I can imagine that Jairus was thinking time was of the essence and that Yeshua needed to come NOW. Instead of his daughter getting healed, someone else was instead. Can you imagine what he felt as this miracle happened? Perhaps he questioned why Yeshua had stopped to solve a mystery instead of saving his daughter. In moments like these when we don't see God acting as we’d expect, it is important that we don't allow ourselves to enter into a fear spiral. When confronted by situations like this, we must remember that God is always in control. Always. All circumstances serve His will! It is in these moments He will reveal His glorious power in ways we can't begin to understand.

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