‘She came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak.’ Luke 8:44 NIV
The Bible says: ‘A woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched me?’” But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me”…And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith hath made you well.”’ (Luke 8:43-48 NKJV)
This woman had a problem that was draining the life out of her, one no doctor could cure. So she did what you need to do—she took her problem to Jesus, touched Him by faith, and was made whole. Think about what she had to overcome. Twelve years of suffering. A sense of hopelessness and despair because she’d ‘spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any.’ Then there was the crowd that thronged Jesus and stood in her way. Nevertheless, the moment her faith made contact with Jesus, she was made whole.
So what’s your biggest problem today? Is it a long-term one? Is it at home or on the job? Is it a health issue or a stubborn habit? Don’t stop until you get to Jesus, even if that means getting down on your knees in prayer and pushing through every obstacle that stands in your way. Touch Jesus by faith today, and you too can be made whole.
SoulFood: 1 Cor 12–14, Matt 4:18–25, Ps 10:1–11, Pro 1:10–16
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023