Mark 5:21-43, Jesus heals the hemorrhaging woman and raises Jairus' daughter from the dead.
What a great story. I had to teach about this one at Vacation Bible School last night. at the core is Mark 5:36;
"36Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
There's believing and then there's believing. I can believe there's a God as easy as I can believe there are major league baseball teams inn the U.S. I can believe that Jesus is God as easy as I can believe that the Yankees are one of the most successful baseball teams. Ah, but do I believe the Cubs will finally win the pennant? The kind of belief Jesus is talking to Jairus about isn't just acknowledging a fact, it's TRUSTING a person.
"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder." James 2:19
What Jesus asks us to do is to trust Him. It's kind of like He's telling Jairus, "Hey, chill, I got this!"
"Don't be afraid; just believe," Don't be scared, trust Me. Replace your fear with faith.
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."