Luke 8

Luke 8:25

And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

Where is your faith? Faith is a positive response to God’s word. Jesus had said they were going to the other side (Luke 8:22), but the disciples did not believe him. They placed more confidence in their own assessment of the circumstances.

Luke 8:50

But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, “Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she will be made well.”

(a) Do not be afraid any longer. Fear and doubt are faith-killers. We feed our faith and starve our fears by reminding ourselves who God is. Jairus the synagogue official had seen Jesus heal the sick. The most recent healing had happened only moments earlier.

(b) Only believe. We can choose to fear or we can choose to believe and Jesus will always encourage us to do the latter.

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