Bible Readings: Matthew 9:20, Luke 8:43
Do you want to be whole again?
I presume you want it just like I do.
I want to be whole in my heart, in my body, in my soul.
I want Jesus to heal every broken, sick, withered, dying, unresponsive part of my body, mind, and life.
Sometimes ‘Wholeness’ takes long in fact way too long than you think.
If you have ever being in a situation that seems like forever, then you will come close to understanding what this woman went through.
Sometimes you lose everything searching for whole.
Sometimes you push through the crowd, the distractions, the noise searching for whole
The woman with the issue of blood was she called…The condition had overtaken her name.
Do you know she is still here….
She is the woman with the issue of fibroid
She is the woman with the issue of infertility
She is the woman with the issue of failed marriage
She is the woman with a terminal sickness.
She is the woman with mental issues
She is the woman who suffers depression
She is the woman with _____________
She is me
She is you
All we need do is fill the gap.
You know every story we read about in the Bible weaves threads that touch our lives. One way or another we see ourselves written in the lives we read about.
She came behind him.
Maybe she was not bold enough to come face to face.
Maybe she was too embarrassed about her situation.
Or was she unsure of what His reactions would be?
Sneaking from behind would make perfect sense, right?
No matter what angle we choose to approach Jesus, He sees us…
Whether you are the woman who is so ashamed of your situation,
or you are too shy and tremble to your bone,
or you feel inadequate to approach his presence,
Jesus sees you…
I love that!
One scripture of encouragement for you who is ashamed or too shy or too doubtful to draw near,
Then she reaches out and touches the helm of his garment.
He turned…depending on whose account you read. Jesus asks ‘who touched me’. After the drama, she owns up.
He called her ‘daughter’.
In that is another invitation.
Jesus had given her wholeness, now there is an invitation for a relationship!
Hold a bit friend, in a few days we will delve deeply into this invitation.
Let’s walk through her journey to wholeness. She probably heard of Jesus.
She sought Him
She thought within herself
She touched him.
Do you see how her thoughts and her actions match up?
Her thoughts and actions were in total alignment.
Her Faith grew from
Hearing –> Thoughts –> Actions
You want faith? make sure what you hear,
what you think and
what you do aligns with what your hearts believe
Do you want faith?
Then your work and walk has to agree with your heart truly believes.
What does your heart believe?
Do you believe Jesus can make you whole?
Not just in your body, but in your mind and in your soul.
Friend, the Lord Jesus wants you to believe in Him.
That faith grows in your heart and makes you reach out to touch His helm.
Yes sometimes our heart struggles to believe. We do everything else but in unbelief….
How so? You might wonder.
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24
This man prayed for the Lord to help his unbelief.
He had come for healing. He wanted his son to be made whole.
We could have faith enough to believe that people around us would be whole. Just as Jesus asks, Do you Believe?
The Journey To Wholeness Begins With one word ‘Believe’
What do you do when we really want to belief but doubts overtakes you?
What do you do when your heart is tossed in the tide of unbelief?
Pray for the Lord to help when you get this cross road.
Sit and listen. Fill your heart with the Word and testimonies.
Think deeply about what you have heard.
Touch His helm. Just go for it.
Dear Lord, teach my heart to rest in your promises, let my thoughts be filled with you and you only. Father make me a woman filled with faith. Give me the boldness to approach your presence. Bid me to draw nearer to you. Jesus make me whole in your presence. Heal every area of my life. Let my bones, my flesh, my heart, my soul find healing by the power in the Name of Jesus. Amen
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