What Jesus Did! 'The Hard Moment of Trust' — Luke 8:49-50

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

While Jesus was still speaking, a person came from the house of the synagogue leader (Jairus) and said, "Your daughter has died! Don't bother the teacher (Jesus) now." Jesus heard this. He said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid! Just believe and your daughter will be well."
— Luke 8:49-50 NLT
Illustration of Luke 8:49-50 NLT — "Your daughter has died! Don't bother the teacher (Jesus) now."   ——   "Don't be afraid! Just believe and your daughter will be well."

Key Thought

For nearly all of us, there will come a time of crisis when everything we hold dear appears to be lost. Faith may never have been hard for us in the past, but this will be the moment of truth. Will our faith hold? Is what we believe true? Can we trust Jesus in our crisis, even when we can't see a positive outcome? When all seems lost and everyone else has doubts, it is in this kind of moment that Jesus comes to us and says, "Don't be afraid. Just trust me!"

Today's Prayer

Holy God, the LORD Almighty, please help my faith hold firm in the worst of times and keep me pure and undistracted in the best of times. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 9:20-24
  • John 6:16-24
  • Luke 12:29-32

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.