FEAR IS LIKE A WRAPPER, IT MUST BE DISCARDED ONCE YOU HAVE THE PRODUCT.
Luk 8:49 While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not bother the teacher any longer.”
Luk 8:50 But when Jesus heard this, he told him, “Do not be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
the limits of fear
Fear of losing his daughter is what brought Jairus to Jesus in the first place. But that fear was just the thing to get Jairus to give up now that word reached him that she had died. Fear can only go a certain distance. Faith has to take over, or else we will lose the benefit of prayer. Fear brings us to our knees before the Lord of all. Faith helps us to stand, trusting him to accomplish what we cannot. At a certain stage, fear can become our enemy. When that fear starts to tell us that it is no use, that death has won, that is when it has reached its limit. It is like a candy wrapper. Once you have opened the product, it is best to discard the wrapper.
LORD, give us the wisdom to allow our fear to bring us to you, but to reject its influence once we are in your presence.