Be Not Afraid
Mark 5:36b: . . . Be not afraid, only believe.
Be not downcast if difficulties and trials surround you in your heavenly life. They may be purposely placed there by God to train and discipline you for higher developments of faith. If He calls you to *toiling in rowing,* it may be to make you the hardier seaman, to lead you to lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and, above all, to drive you to a holier trust in Him who has the vessel and its destinies in His hand, and who, amid gathering clouds and darkened horizons is ever uttering the mild rebuke to our misgivings . . . *Said I not unto thee, if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst see the glory of God?*