"But when Jesus heard it, he answered him saying, 'Do not be afraid, only believe and she will be made well.'" — Luke 8:50
When Jesus spoke these words, Jairus had just been told that his only daughter had died. The thing he feared the most had happened.
Have you ever been to that place ... where not only is there despair in seeing your worst fear realized, but also the relief that it is finally over and you can give up hoping? But, Jesus is right there saying, "Don't give up hope. If you will not give up, I can still bring life out of death ... .”
Many times God allows our dreams to die in order to perform for us His Way. It is when we hang on and believe, when there is no earthly reason to do so, that we are able to see the truly miraculous and supernatural hand of God work on our behalf. It is here, at the point of no earthly hope, that we cross over into the eternal reality of the power of God and the grace and mercy of God. After we have crossed that line, then we are never the same again. We no longer depend upon what we can see, feel, taste or touch, but rather upon what God says. Then we truly become citizens of his kingdom and begin to walk in His Way.
So, if your earthly dream has died, then "Rejoice." There is hope beyond hope, and God will "show himself strong on your behalf."
Kay Dishner is a freelance writer from Texas. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://kay2017.wixsite.com/hiswayjourney.