Jairus’ daughter was sick. While he was believing that Jesus could heal his daughter, when worse news came to him – that his daughter was no longer sick because she was now dead – he was invited by Jesus to believe for something greater than healing.
If you are believing for Jesus to heal, or save, or deliver, or bring some other blessing to someone you love, do not stop believing. Even when the news gets worse, do not stop believing. Believe until you see.
While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?”
But when Jesus overheard what was said, He told the synagogue leader, “Don’t be afraid. Only believe.” He did not let anyone accompany Him except Peter, James, and John, James’ brother. They came to the leader’s house, and He saw a commotion—people weeping and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.”
They started laughing at Him, but He put them all outside. He took the child’s father, mother, and those who were with Him, and entered the place where the child was. Then He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl got up and began to walk. (She was 12 years old.) At this they were utterly astounded. Then He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this and said that she should be given something to eat.
(Mark 5:35-43 Holman Christian Standard Bible ©®)