Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on the story of when Jesus heals Jairus’ Daughter.
One of the favourite things about this story is that is shows that God is indiscriminate when it comes to healing.
Whether you’re a well known church leader that 1000s of people follow in instagram, or someone who is an outcast like the woman with the issue of blood, God will meet you and minister his healing.
I often find that by reading such miracles, we can see important healing truths which we can apply to our own healing journeys. Here are a few lessons to learn from when Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter.
1. GOD MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE
Jesus came to the home of Jairus on his request and he will do the same for us. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Jesus will come to you.
Whenever I read about Jairus, he is often accused of having little faith in comparison to the centurion who knew God could heal from a distance. In my experience, God meets you were you are.
You could be an atheist or someone who has a very intimate walk with the Lord, Jesus will reveal Himself as a God of love not rebuke for lack of faith.
When I first became unwell I had only just returned to the Lord after having been away many years. It felt like I was starting from scratch, my faith was no where near where I thought it needed to be.
But God took me by the hand and lead me every step of the way. Those who have been walking with the Lord for much longer are not more likely to receive a healing in my experience.
2. HEALING GOES HAND IN HAND WITH HONOUR
‘When he saw him, he fell at his feet’. Mark 5:22. I think it takes a lot to fall at people’s feet, especially for a leader.
Whilst the pharisees were full of pride and self righteousness, Jairus showed humility and faith.
If we’re believing God for a healing, coming to Jesus with the same heart attitude or reverence, honour and meekness increases our receptivity. Jairus had a high opinion of Jesus, knowing He was the solution.
Jairus’ honour and trust for Jesus is evident by his not complaining when the woman with the issue of blood delayed them. His daughter was about to die, yet Jairus’ esteem for the Lord was more important.
How many times do we complain when we feel God is ‘taking His time’? or when we think God is more concerned about others?
The healing of Jairus’ daughter encourages greater humility as we continue to wait patiently for our Father in Heaven to do what He promises.
3. JAIRUS HAD FAITH AND TRUST
On the news that Jairus’ daughter is now dead, Jesus asked Jairus to believe and trust Him even though the crowds were speaking otherwise.
Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter after Jairus choose to belief the words of Jesus despite the crowds and human reasoning. This shows us to continue to focus our attention on God’s promises rather than the world around us
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36
He asks us to do the same. In a world of doubt and disbelief, are we going to keep on elevating God’s promises or are will we give in to our symptoms and what the dr’s say?
I find this undeniably challenging when a sickness or symptoms have persisted for many years. If this is you, take a read of HOW TO EXPECT A MIRACLE AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF PAIN
4. YOUR ENVIRONMENT DETERMINES YOUR MIRACLE
When Jesus announced that Jairus’ daughter was not dead, but asleep, the crowd disbelieved Him and even ridiculed Him.
To me God is showing us how our environments could determine whether or not you or I receive our miracle.
But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.
Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter when the environment was conducive for healing.
The only people allowed into see the girl were her parents and Jesus inner circle Peter, James and John. The disbelieving crowds weren’t invited.
Like many of you, I’ve learned to be careful who I listen to. Not everyone is helpful. Some Christians are like Job’s friends, lacking in empathy and causing hurt with their opinions, judgements and ‘advice’.
Some just don’t have faith. Others have wrong or misguided believing.
We’re impacted by our environment far more than we realise. Surrounding yourself with toxic people or simply those who hurt you when you’re with them could be a hindering atmosphere for you.
Ask God for the wisdom and insight who to allow into your situation and He will show you to include and who to keep a distance from. See 4 REASONS WHY GODLY WISDOM LEADS TO HEALING
Those around you have the ability and power to either take you towards Jesus, or away from Him.
5. JESUS’ DELAY PROVES A GREATER MIRACLE.
Jairus was wanting Jesus to heal his daughter but the Lord wanted to perform a greater miracle, he wanted to resurrect her from the dead.
If you’re wondering why healing is taking so long, have you ever considered the possibility that the Lord wants to do something greater? THE SILENCE OF GOD IS WISDOM FOR HEALING may help you with this.
Those that receive instant miracles at the start of their healing journey’s miss out on the deeper healing that others have to wait a long time for.
Never despise God’s timing, His ways and His methods. A greater resurrection is around the corner.
Please don’t read this post and think that it’s your job to change yourself to be like Jairus. I don’t think that’s the correct mindset at all.
When we focus on Jesus and all He accomplished on the cross and through His Word, our faith can’t help but be completely transformed to increase our capacity to receive.
What would your world be like if you believed God wanted to do more than merely heal your body? He wants to make you whole.
Could you honour Him today, by trusting his timing and his grace to do for you what he did for Jairus? There may be obstacles and delays along the way but his love for you is so incredible he wants far more for you than just a healing.
He’s growing your trust and patience in Him wanting you to place all faith in Him alone and not be swayed by the opinions of others or your natural reality.
God will get you to where He needs you to be to receive all His grace and goodness has for you.
I hope this helps you a little on your journey.
Have a great week
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