The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Jesus welcomes the hurting. This fact motivated Jairus to seek Jesus because his daughter was dying. The text does not say how he found out about Jesus, but he knew in his heart that He would not turn him away. Mark 5:22When Jairus saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, 23 pleading fervently with him. “My little daughter is dying,” he said. “Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.” 24 Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him.[1]

Jesus Hears the Prayers of the Hurting

As Jesus was going to Jairus’ house, He was interrupted. During this delay, messengers told Jairus his daughter had died. Still, Jesus encouraged Jairus just to believe and continued to his house. There Jairus and several others witnessed Jesus raise the girl from the dead.

Jairus had to wait until Jesus returned to Capernaum to physically seek Him. Now that Jesus has ascended into heaven, we can seek Him any time through prayer. There is never a time when Jesus can’t be reached or is too busy to hear our prayers. Are you hurting today? Do you feel like you have nowhere to turn? Call on the name of Jesus in prayer.

Hebrews 4:14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” [2]

Jesus Brings Peace to the Hurting

Jesus welcomes us when we are hurting, hears our prayers, and gives us peace. John 14:27Peace I (Jesus) leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. [3] Jesus always wants us to place our faith in Him and especially during the storms of life. Nothing is too difficult for Jesus. His arm is not too short to help those who are hurting. He can handle the problems in our world, and in our lives. If you can trust God with your eternity, you can certainly trust Him with your tomorrow. 

I don’t know what you are facing or feeling right now. Perhaps it’s difficulty at your job or a hurting loved one like Jairus. Maybe you’re struggling with providing for your family, a health issue, or an emotional trauma you’ve experienced. God cares about you more than you can ever realize. Sometimes God changes our circumstances, and sometimes God changes us. Either way, remember God can work in your situation and your storm.

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[1-2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[3] The New International Version. (2011). (Jn 14:27). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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