Read Mark 5 today.

​Mark 5:21-24, 35-36 NLT
[21] Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. [22] Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, [23] pleading fervently with him. “My little daughter is dying,” he said. “Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.” [24] Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him.
[35] While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. They told him, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.”
[36] But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”
This chapter includes two of Jesus’s miracles. One is the healing of the woman with the long term bleeding condition. The other is the daughter of Jairus. It is Jesus’s words to Jairus that seem very important here. He said, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”
So often we let fear be what guides our thoughts and emotions. Jesus told Jairus to be guided by faith rather than fear. He did not tell Jairus that doing so would be easy. After all, everyone else was telling Jairus that his daughter was dead. Trusting the words of Jesus was a choice, and it was a choice Jairus made.
In the midst of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, what are the opportunities to be afraid, to be guided by our fears? Are we open to trusting God in those areas, to letting go of our fears?