Woman, You Are Loved by God! Ministries—”Daughter, Your Faith Has Made You Well” Devotional Reading and Podcast
With desperation and determination, the woman with the issue of blood knew that Jesus was her only hope. Although Luke the Physician was one of Jesus’ followers, he was not one of the Twelve Disciples. Yet, he tells her story from a physician’s perspective, admitting that medical doctors could do nothing for her condition.
“Now 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.” Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately” (Luke chapter 8, Verses 43-47).
As women, we cannot picture a life that would be more miserable. Can you imagine living every day for twelve years with this terrible disease and being excluded from everyone in your community because you were considered unclean? Surely, there were whispers to avoid speaking to the unclean woman. Yes, it would be an extremely lonely and depressing life. And to make matters worse, who could withstand the giant waves of despair from spending all of your money to find a cure for your incurable disease?
If you have ever thought, “Why would Jesus reveal such an intimate issue to a multitude of people?” The Levitical laws not only declared a woman ritually unclean during her monthly cycle but also for those who experienced a discharge of blood for many days. Even the bed and the chair she sat on were unclean [Read Leviticus 15:25-27].
Through her testimony, Jesus exposed the miracle to bring honor and glory to God, the Father, to reiterate His position as the Son of God, and to teach others that faith is the key that unlocks the Heavenly Door to give humanity victory. She also received restoration in her community, especially among those who whispered unclean, unclean for twelve years.
“And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.’ ” —Mark 5:34. Jesus’ response was filled with love and compassion.
The joy of this story is that a woman who suffered greatly for twelve years still had powerful faith and hope. She believed that Jesus was the Son of God and was so powerful that His power extended to the clothing on His body. Her only desire was to touch the hem of His garment.
Although Jesus is in heaven, He remains the same Loving, Compassionate, and Omnipotent Savior and Healer that walked this earth. Do we believe? Do we have the unrealistic faith to touch the hem of His Heavenly Garment through our prayers? Jesus is waiting to heal every aspect of our lives, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Even if we do not receive physical healing on this earth, the Apostle Paul tells us that we will receive a glorious body when Jesus comes again.
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. —1 Corinthians 15:51-53
Hold on to Jesus’ hand and never let go! “Daughter, your faith has made you well.”
Bible Reading: Luke chapter 8
Prayer: Jesus, we just want to say, Thank You for Your love and compassion. Lord, we ask for strength in times of our weaknesses. We pray that we will never give up in times of adversity, but like the woman with the issue for twelve years, we will maintain strong faith and continuous hope. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in Your Holy Name, Amen.
Woman, You are Loved by God! Ministries, Vision Statement: To assist women of God to “Go Forward” in reaching their fullest spiritual potential. Promoting a faith-based relationship with Jesus Christ that allows us to restructure our lives and achieve victory, which is only possible by lifting our hands in total dependence on God. © 2023 Woman, You Are Loved by God! Ministries
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