There’s something about doubt, fear and unbelief- they creep in slowly. It usually starts with a thought “What if…” and if you keep thinking on this, it spreads further like a disease.
In Mark 5, the Bible records the account of Jesus on His way to heal Jairus’ dying daughter. While they were going, some people brought a bad report (true report in reality, but still a bad one) and told Jairus that his daughter was dead. They told him that all hope was lost. They told him to accept his fate. But let’s look at verse 36:
“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”
Fear will come; the enemy will bring doubt; discouragement will come but when it does, let’s “be not afraid” and “only believe”. Don’t let it take hold in your heart.
Food for thought:
The Shunammite woman’s son was already dead but 2 Kings 4:26 records thus: “Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.”
Ephesians 4:27 “and do not give the devil a foothold.”