Don’t Be Afraid. Just Have Faith. – Luke 8:26-56

From my reading in Luke 8:26-56 in the One Year New Testament.

Jesus was going to heal the daughter of a synagogue leader named Jairus. Tragic news came that the daughter was already dead. The messenger said, “There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.” But when Jesus heard the news, this is what he said:

“Don’t be afraid. Just have faith, and she will be healed.” Luke 8:50

Fear is the opposite of faith.

Jesus encouraged them to not fear but to have faith and she would be healed.  Having faith doesn’t mean that God will always do what you want. But in this instance, Jesus promised that he would resurrect the child!

Next time you are tempted to doubt God’s ability, remember Jesus words,


Maybe your car just broke down. Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.

Maybe a family member is sick. Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.

Maybe you have a big test coming up. Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.

If you think your problem is not worth God’s time, remember Jesus response.


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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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