The synagoge ruler was with Jesus when they got the word that his daughter had died.
Talk about a discouraging word!
I'm sure he was instantly crushed.
Pain pierced his heart.
Tears formed in his eyes.
A wail caught in his throat.
His knees began to give way...
(Mark 5:36 NKJV) As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
Life is hard. Difficulties abound. Disappointment weighs us down. Sorrow floods our hearts.
But Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. There is nothing that Jesus cannot take care of, so there is nothing to fear. Trust Jesus. Walk with Jesus. Wait to see what Jesus will do to turn a terrible situation into a miraculous deliverance.