They told him, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.” (v.35)
Jairus was in hopeless situation. He’d already broken every religious code when he reached out to Jesus in the first place. Now it seemed he’d waited too long. His daughter was dead. Common sense told him to listen to those who brought him the facts. But faith listens to a different Voice. If Jairus had listened to the messengers, he may have had a very different outcome. Instead, he listened to Jesus. And because he listened to Jesus, a hopeless situation was given new life.
People and situations shout facts at us: “You’ve messed up too badly.” “This can never be changed.” “You will never amount to anything.” “There’s no use troubling God with this, it’s hopeless.” We often listen to those voices and turn away from God, believing that He is among the accusers. When we’re faced with an impossible situation, we have a choice to make. We can look at the facts as we understand them and make our own decisions about the outcome. Or we can look to Jesus and trust Him with the outcome. When we listen to Him, our hopeless situations are given new life.
Whose voice do you listen to when your situation seems hopeless?