Who's who in the Bible: Jairus
Jairus was a Jewish church leader so he was an important guy. The Jewish church leaders didn't like Jesus but Jairus begged him to heal his daughter - he was desperate. While they were on their way to his house Jesus stopped to heal another woman, one who was considered unclean. God doesn't care if you're important by worldly standards, he loves everyone. He especially loves people that the world doesn't - the poor, the sick, the sinners.
When they got the news that the girl had died Jesus told Jairus, "Don't be afraid, just believe, and she will be healed." You can not be full of fear and faith at the same time. When you are feeling afraid or anxious - give you fears to God. 1 Peter 5:7 says, Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.
CHALLENGE: What are you feeling anxious or afraid about that you need to trust God with?
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Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.