Resilience is one thing that is becoming rare in our days. We have become easy and lack the toughness required to hold on to our commitments or spring back after a setback. We lack the ability to hold on and dig in our heels even under pressure while pursuing our commitment. The scriptural story of Jairus hanging on to faith and trusting Jesus for a miracle even when the messengers of doom came to meet him along the way with news that the daughter was dead is an example of resilient faith. He could bear the difficult news of a sick daughter but not many people can be strong in the face of death. Jesus looked at the distraught man and asked him to continue believing. Faith is the ability to hang on to God despite all odds and keep your gaze on God despite the ranging storms of doubts that are knocking your doors! Having faith doesn’t mean things will not become elephant but it means seeing God who enjoys dealing with elephants. God loves building a momentum and many times things become worse before they get better. Where is God asking you to hold on to faith even when your situation is becoming grave? Where is Jesus asking you like Jairus to continue believing against hope? Where to you need to focus on God more rather than the greatness of your storm? Our God reigns in all extremities of life and although troubles may multiply for a righteous man, God eventually delivers him from them all. There is need to persevere and keep enthusiastic against all odds and know that God is in control even when the goals we are pursuing appears distant. Do not focus on the bigness of your mountain but on God’s ability to help you surmount those mountains.
“While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.” Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.””Luke 8:49-50 NIV
Last modified: August 10, 2020