Desperate Faith

July 10, 2015

One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.” Mark 5:22-23

Jesus is available. This powerful story shows a man of great prominence and authority willing to humble himself—even to the point of falling at Jesus’ feet in the middle of a large crowd—and Jesus was ready and willing to respond to the man’s request. At any given moment, in an emergency situation or in the daily grind of life, we all need Jesus. And He will answer when we call.

Jesus is all-sufficient. While Jesus was on the way to heal Jairus’ daughter, a woman touched the hem of His robe. Not only did Jesus heal that woman, but when He got to Jairus’ house, He spoke to the little girl and she rose from the dead! God is not limited to one miracle — His power is unlimited. He is able to meet ALL your needs (Philippians 4:19).

A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years … after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Mark 5:25-29

Jesus offers results. Jairus and the woman with the hemorrhage got breathtaking results. You can take your kids to the Lord just like Jairus took his daughter’s need to Jesus. At any point with any issue—you don’t have to wait for an emergency—you can throw yourself at Jesus’ feet and be assured He’s going to be willing and able to see you through.

Daily Confession:
I love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies (Psalm 18:1-3).

des•per•ate, adj.
Showing a willingness to take any risk in order to change a bad or dangerous situation.

I love Jesus,
Pastor Jeff

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