Read Mark 5:21-24; 37-41
In Mark chapter 5 Jesus came to Jairus’s daughter – he was told “she is dead” – Jesus said she is not dead, she is only asleep – Jesus said “Its not over – only believe.”
He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old).
Mark 5:37-41 (New International Version)
What is hopelessness?
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hopeless defines hopeless this way:
Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing; Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
When it is an impossible situation – you need a suddenly from hopelessness.
It may be over in your mind but God is a God of suddenlies from hopelessness.
Did you know that when Jarius came and fell at Jesus’ feet and pleaded with Jesus to come touch his daughter so she could be healed and Jesus turned to go with him – that’s when the women with the issue of blood touched Jesus. He felt the power go from him and he asked “Who touched me?” and his disciples said, “your in a crowd and you’re asking who touched you?” And the women came trembling and fell at his feet and he said the one word all of us need to remember if we’re barren or discouraged or helpless or hopeless… He called her “daughter”.
Jesus told her and showed her about her identity. He brought her into a more intimate relationship and when He gives you that revelation yourself, it’s a suddenly that changes everything.
But take of look at it from the view of Jarius.
He was the one who had to wait.
Often when we’re in the place of hopelessness. It’s a place we have to wait.