Friday, Janaury 22, 2021

Mark Day 15

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” Mark 5:36

Jesus hears what we say, so don’t try to fool Him.  It’s easy to speak fear when we realize our frailty.  We don’t have much control of disease and death, but He does.  Fear, however, rules where the tongue fails to speak belief.  Our enemy knows our vulnerability as well as we do and exploits those moments through the words and worries of others.  But God gives us the option to believe and we get to chose who and what we want to believe.  Do not fear, only believe.  Believe in Jesus, believe in God.  His plans and pleasure for us is good.  Get past the words, wailings and worries of fears’ supporting cast.  Jesus in is the room.  Believe in God and His pleasure and power for us.  Death isn’t our greatest enemy, denial is.  Receive His word and rest in His will for us.  Don’t even give in to the temptation to laugh with those who do not believe.  That kind of laughter is just a cover for the fear we fear.  Do not fear, only believe.  Believe is the only option God gives us to live within this life.  Take it, it’s the greatest option you and I will ever have in this world.

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