Only Believe

Anneta Pinto

“But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.””(Mark 5:36)

Jesus often taught many valuable lessons about our need to believe in God’s ability to do the impossible. Of having faith beyond what seems humanly possible and pushing well beyond reason. Jairus approached Jesus to beg him to come and lay hands on his daughter because she was sick unto death. On his way to heal Jairus’s daughter another woman with an issue of blood pressed through the crowd to grab hold of Jesus. “For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”” (Mark 5:28)

The woman touched Jesus, immediately she was healed and he felt the power flow out of his body. Jesus stopped to inquire about who had touched him? He knew that this was not a regular touch because the crowds were pressing to get close to him. He felt the touch of faith and belief in his ability to heal. The woman confessed and Jesus told her that it was her faith that made her well. (Mark 5:25-34)

While all of this was happening, someone came from Jairus’s house with the report that his daughter had died. Their suggestion was to no longer trouble Jesus because they didn’t imagine that it was possible for her to be brought back from the dead. Jesus overheard and encouraged Jairus to stay in faith and believe in what only God could do. There were people already mourning at the house when Jesus arrived. He questioned their lament and assured them that the child was only asleep. Their crying turned to scornful laughter and Jesus put them outside of the house. Jesus took the girl by the hand and commanded her to arise. The child got out of bed and immediately started walking. (Mark 5: 35-42)

There is nothing that is impossible for God to do. His strength is perfect when we are without strength and his power limitless and defies human logic or reasoning. Lift your faith and trust in what God is able to do. “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.””(Matthew 19:26)


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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