As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be afraid; only believe.”
In Mark chapter 5 Jairus has come to Jesus. He’s a ruler of the synagogue. He’s come to Jesus and he says, my daughter is, is near to death. You can heal her if, if you’ll come to my house. So Jesus does. But as they’re going, word comes that Jairus’ daughter is already dead. And Jesus says to the ruler of the synagogue, verse 36 do not be afraid. Only believe. Jesus wants this man who had enough belief in him and his abilities to come and ask him to heal his daughter, to still believe, even though it was past the point that this man thought there was any hope. You’re not without hope. If you will hear the word of God and obey it. You don’t have to be afraid. You can believe.