The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said, “Stop the weeping! She isn’t dead; she is only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died.
(Luke 8:52,53 NLT)
Jairus’s friends and family had gathered to mourn because they knew his 12-year-old daughter had died. Trouble was, their knowledge of the situation was incomplete.
Jesus tried to help them see the whole picture: “She’s not dead; she’s only sleeping.” His words fell flat. The people were convinced that they knew more, and they mocked Him.
How often do we look at our circumstances, assume we know everything there is to know about them, and fall into discouragement? Remember that Jesus knows more. He sees the big picture, and His perspective always brings hope.
Take Action: Ask yourself, “How would my outlook change if I knew what Jesus knows about a challenge I’m facing?”
Father, keep me mindful that my understanding of my circumstances is incomplete. Give me Your perspective. Amen.