Grace and Healing

AUGUST 15TH, 2020      |      In the Bible, there is a story of a woman who had a bleeding disorder for many years (see Mark 5:24-34). She’d been to many doctors, but none could heal her. Her condition grew worse, and she felt Jesus was her only hope. At that time, people who had a bleeding disorder were looked at as being unclean. They were set apart and were not supposed to be part of any crowd. However, this woman’s faith made her bold; and as Jesus walked past her, “She thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed’” (Mark 5:28 NIV).

 

For Jesus, nothing is impossible. The woman’s bleeding immediately stopped, and Jesus knew power had gone out from Him. He turned to look in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” (Mark 5:30 NIV). The woman was fearful but came and fell at His feet. Jesus responded to her saying, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:34 NIV). What a life-changing gift because of her faith. She is an example for us today.

 

God knows our pain and fears. He cares, restores, heals, and redeems. He is able to do abundantly more than we can imagine.

Grace and Healing

She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”

–Mark 5:27-28 NLT

She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”

–Mark 5:27-28 NLT

In the Bible, there is a story of a woman who had a bleeding disorder for many years (see Mark 5:24-34). She’d been to many doctors, but none could heal her. Her condition grew worse, and she felt Jesus was her only hope. At that time, people who had a bleeding disorder were looked at as being unclean. They were set apart and were not supposed to be part of any crowd. However, this woman’s faith made her bold; and as Jesus walked past her, “She thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed’” (Mark 5:28 NIV).

For Jesus, nothing is impossible. The woman’s bleeding immediately stopped, and Jesus knew power had gone out from Him. He turned to look in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” (Mark 5:30 NIV). The woman was fearful but came and fell at His feet. Jesus responded to her saying, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:34 NIV). What a life-changing gift because of her faith. She is an example for us today.

God knows our pain and fears. He cares, restores, heals, and redeems. He is able to do abundantly more than we can imagine.

God, thank You that Your grace and mercy are new every morning.

Lord, thank You that You see all my burdens and care about me.

Rosemary Valentino
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