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We can learn a lot from a woman who suffered with an affliction long ago.
Perhaps the best lesson is determination to receive from God. Don’t let anything hinder you from obtaining what you need in the Lord.
Be diligent in leaving no stone unturned while receiving the promises of God. They are there for the taking! Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.
How important is it to God to provide solutions and blessings to us? Jesus’ blood was shed to meet our needs.
Think of these verses when considering God’s desire to provide for us: “What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
Do you believe God can help you? It requires faith on our part to tap into God’s promises. A believing heart is a receiving heart. But a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Have faith in God.
The woman referred to above had faith to move mountains. God’s hand was moved by her faith when she touched Him.
The Bible doesn’t even give us her name. It provides more of a description of her than anything else. We use that description to identify her today. She is “the woman with the issue of blood.” But she quickly became the “woman without an issue of blood” after encountering Jesus.
“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
The Lord asked because He perceived virtue went out from Him when the woman touched the hem of His garment.
The woman’s faith tapped into the virtue that flowed into her body. She believed in her heart that if she could simply touch Jesus’ clothes, she would be made whole.
Let’s go even further today and tap into Jesus’ heart. Our faith triggers a release of Jesus’ virtue.
The virtue is there for the taking. What is your need? Is it physical healing? Is it forgiveness of sin so you can enter into a relationship with God?
Jesus can instantly remove sin from someone’s life. Just as that woman was immediately made whole of her disease of 12 years when she touched Jesus’ garment, our sins are removed in the blink of an eye when we call on Him by faith.
The woman suffered from the disease for 12 years. Those who don’t know the Lord have spent a lifetime accumulating a long list of sins. But with one, quick stroke of Jesus’ atoning blood, sin is removed as far as the east is from the west.
There to my heart was the blood applied. Glory to His name.
Oh precious fountain that saves from sin, I am so glad I have entered in.
No other fount I know – nothing but the blood of Jesus.
The woman with the issue of blood had to press through the crowd to touch the Lord. She had already said within herself that if she touched His clothes, she would be made whole.
There were some obstacles in reaching Jesus. However, her mind was made up that she would do whatever it required to get to Him.
The hurting unclean woman pressed through the crowd that thronged Jesus. Her need was that great, but her faith was even greater.
“If I can just get to Him,” she likely thought. She finally did. Her faith in Jesus’ blood brought to her healing and victory that comes only from God.
Why did she have to suffer with the disease so long? Maybe it was for a testimony to others who are suffering. Her faith is canonized in the Word of God as a memorial to her for everyone to read.