Going on from there, they passed through Galilee. But Jesus did not want anyone to know, because He was teaching His disciples. He told them, “The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and after three days He will rise.” But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him about it. Mark 9:30-32 NIV
Jesus on occasion did have time alone with His disciples. Time was spent teaching them. Here we see for the second time Jesus mentioning His forthcoming suffering, death, and resurrection. Notice that the disciples were afraid to ask Him what this meant. I can see Peter telling the others not to question Him, remembering the reprimanding he took after rebuking Jesus the first time He mentioned His forthcoming death and resurrection.
Do you have certain things in your life that you are afraid to ask Jesus about? Why are you afraid? Maybe you fear the response you will receive from Christ. Maybe He will let you know that the answer is no. Maybe He won’t even respond. We certainly should not be afraid to approach the Lord. He wants us to come to Him in prayer. He knows what is best for us, and will provide accordingly. Just know that the Lord does not ignore you if you come humbly to Him. He may not answer you in the manner you hope, but He will provide for you as you truly need. Do not be afraid. Go to Him!