Jesus heals in response to our faith: Mark 5:
Mark 5:25-29 & 33-34 Says, 25.’A woman in the crowd where Jesus was had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. 26. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them. But she had gotten no better. In fact she had gotten worse. 27. She had herd about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. 28.’ For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed, 29.” ‘Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.’
33.’Then the frightened woman realizing what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done.34. And he (Jesus) said to her’ “Daughter your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”
I came across this scripture piece from Mark during this week, and I thought it was the perfect piece to share with all of you. The woman in this scripture piece was ill, doctors couldn’t help her. However it was her faith that healed her in the end. After having a knee operation a few years ago, I wasn’t able to walk properly. I needed a lot of physiotherapy. It was during those times that like the woman in the story, I held onto all the faith that I had, to get me through and help me heal. My faith in Jesus was what got me through and I too was healed.
Too often people tend to give up on Jesus when they don’t get the outcome that they want right away. We say to ourselves. “Jesus is never going to help me, if he hasn’t done anything up to this point. Why should I even think for a second that he would start doing something for me now.” Jesus healed the woman in this story through her faith. You can be helped and healed with your faith too. Keep praying, keep believing in him. He loves you unconditionally. People also think that Jesus only helps those that are true Christians through and through. However those people couldn’t be more wrong. Jesus loves each and everyone of us no matter where we may find ourselves, even if we are outside of the faith. Jesus will still love us and help us.
Don’t give up on your faith. Remember this story of how this woman’s faith healed her. If remembering verses is not your thing. Then just remember that I went through a terrible ordeal too and my faith healed me. If it worked for me, it will also work for you. All I ask is that you DO NOT GIVE UP on your faith. My faith is what keeps me going each and everyday.
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