Reading in Luke 8 this morning and at the part where the woman with 12 years of constant bleeding, every time I read or hear that part I always can slightly sympathize with her. A couple years into trying to have a child I had a year that I bleed for. I had the opposite of a period where I would get a 2-3 day of not bleeding every few months. It made life harder, but nothing compared to what she had to go through because of the way they treated those circumstances back then. She was basically excluded from doing a lot of things including community worship since she was considered “unclean”. It had to wear her down both physically and emotionally. Going through it for just a year worked really hard on me.
Some of you I am sure can relate also maybe not about bleeding but about some other thing in your life that has just worn you down physically or spiritually or both. You have been waiting for your break thru but it just never seems like it is going to come. Both this story and and the one of Jairus that had the sick daughter that died, healing occurred in response to faith. For the woman she knew without a doubt that if she touched the hem of Jesus’s robe she would be healed and that’s exactly what happen. For Jairus Jesus told him “Don’t be afraid, Just have faith, and she will be healed”(Luke 8:50). So Jairus kept leading Jesus to his house. He could have just given up after being told she was dead but he didn’t and because of that his daughter was healed. For me I believed God could heal me but this may sound odd but I felt I had to make the commitment of giving up soda. Exactly 30 days after I did the bleeding stopped.
Their actions didn’t heal them it was thru their unwavering faith that God healed them. There was no room for doubt. For me when thoughts of doubt came in I would rebuke them and replace them with God’s Word. That by His stripes I am healed, that God wants only the best for me, and so forth. If you need healing today then stand in unwavering faith. Get a list of scriptures to back up what your situation is and the outcome God has promised and when doubt tries to creep in immediately(don’t even let it finish its full thought) rebuke it and replace it with God’s Word.
Proverbs 4:20-22 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Luke 8:48 “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
Isaiah 53:4-5 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Matthew 11: 28-29 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 5:13-16 13 Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14 Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. 16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
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