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“Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” (Luke 8:50, NIV1984)

This verse sits, written on an index card in a frame, on my kitchen window sill. I knew in my heart, it would need to be visible for the journey which was to come.

New Year’s Eve was the last day of 2014 and the beginning of our journey, as it was also the day of her first chemo treatment. There are no words to express all which I felt as the IV started and the aggressive chemicals flowed through her veins.

Later that night, after everyone had gone home, I sat alone praying for a word, a single word, to focus on for the year. I longed for a word which would bring hope and courage for the coming months. He brought the word, and also The Word, my “rhema” word (the Scripture for a particular situation), through the above Scripture. He infused me, in that moment, with faith to believe.

To believe, when my eyes and emotions would tell me otherwise. To believe His Word, instead of the circumstances.

“We must cease to accept the visible as if it’s the only possible solution and start believing what God says over what man sees.” (Beth Moore, Believing God)

We need to have our faith renewed, awakened, and strengthened.

The visible is not always the only possible solution.
And solutions are not always visible.

Our God can, and does, work in the unseen.

The ways of our God remain mysterious to me. And so they should. For He alone is God. And we are man.

He is infinite. Our minds remain finite.

There have been times when I have believed and seen Him respond “Yes”. There are other times, when I did not receive what I had believed and asked. In His infinite and precious wisdom, He gave the answer, “No, this is not to be.” And there have been times, He gave the answer, “Not yet” and gave the strength to yet, believe.

To believe for the miraculous, the impossible truly does present such a quandary.


But here is what I am learning –

I would rather risk believing, and not receiving,

than not receive because I did not risk believing.



Today I am joining … Testimony Tuesday and Intentional Tuesday and True Story and #RaRaLinkup and Reflect .