This was one of them and paired with scripture (Sam Chand referenced Mark 5:36-43), it’s something to definitely study on as I seek answers as to our infertility and “what’s next”!
He spoke about Things to do while waiting on your Miracle and the story of Jairus, who was waiting for his miracle. About how Jairus must have felt waiting for Jesus to come to heal his daughter. But instead, he had to wait. He waited alongside Jesus as he healed a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years and was continually outcast from synagogues because she was “unclean”. But she touches Jesus garment and by her faith she is healed. Obviously Jairus is happy for her but the delay while he is waiting for his own miracle must have been frustrating to him. Though Jesus did not neglect a woman who needed him.
Jairus’s daughter passes while he is waiting and he must have been quite upset at the situation and at Jesus I am sure. But when they finally get to his house, Jesus tells Jairus and his family, no she is just sleeping and brings her back to life. Now THAT is a miracle! Even with the highs and lows.
Yet Jairus did wait.
Though not patiently I’m sure at times – but, he waited by Jesus side.
His faith must have been waivering, he would have been amazed at the healing power of Jesus in that moment of healing this woman – but he waited.
He experienced extreme sadness when finding out his daughter had passed, but he followed Jesus back to his home – and he waited – to see his daughter raised from the dead and healed!
But its all in the waiting!!!
Now patience isn’t my virtue and its something I have so struggled in with infertility and throughout my life. But its not by patience alone, it’s by faith. It’s that even in the face of fear and struggles, you have to take it to the cross. You have to believe in your miracle. Believe in the power that is Jesus as you wait! And his sermon summed it up;
Things to do while waiting on your miracle
1. Don’t be afraid.
2. Only believe
3. Surround yourself with positive people (see Mark 5:37)
4. Kick out the negative people from your life (Mark 5:38)
6. Speak life into your situation (Mark 5:41)
7. Feed your miracle
All these, except for number 4 which I feel can’t be helped sometimes (especially if you work with some of them!) are exactly what needs to happen.
But above all, have faith – have faith in the waiting – and believe that Jesus will put his hands on your situation and breathe life into it! That nothing is impossible with God!
Thanks for linking up with Susannah and I! 🙂
I love it when someone comes by with a truth that is super necessary, however difficult it may be to apply.Waiting is a thing we tend to do so poorly and in ways that communicate what a lack of faith that we have. I speak for myself….My waiting needs to be redeemed just as much as the rest of me!