Luke 8:50. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
Thought for the Day: Why Doubt When You Can Believe
Reflection for the Day: The Key Is Staying Focused On Jesus
A father who had just received word that his daughter had died was uncertain how to respond. His confusion comes from Jesus telling him that he was going to pray for his daughter. His confidence is now shattered. As doubt comes upon the man, Jesus immediately tells him not to fear but to believe. Jesus assures him that his daughter will be well; Jesus is committed to his victory.
The battle to believe, when the facts point to defeat, is a challenging one. The key is staying focused on Jesus. That which the Lord has stated will come to pass. No circumstances, nor the thoughts of others, can hinder the hand of God from fulfilling His Word. You need not doubt when you can believe.