Mid Week Meditation


Mid Week Meditation pt. 43

Submitted on: May 21, 2018

And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. (Mark 5:25-29)

One thing that you can surely count on is there is no such thing as a life without confrontation or struggle. If you peel back the cover of anyone who appears to be living a life of ease and complete satisfaction, you will find turmoil because life is full of trouble. Example, even if you get into the college of your dreams, trouble shows up. Trouble could be understanding the courses, passing tests or adjusting to living on your own. When you get married to the man or woman of your dreams, trouble shows up. Trouble could very well be learning to compromise. I think we can agree that we can’t escape trouble. The obvious question is how does the Christian deal with trouble? How do we survive the trials and tribulations of this life on our way to the next?

What we learn from the example of the woman with the “issue of blood” is we cannot fix it on our own. The woman with the “issue of blood” tried the special diets folk gave her as well as the potions suggested to her, but nothing worked. She spent all of her money, until she was destitute and distressed, still without a cure. In fact, the bible says that she got worse.

Someone reading can attest to the fact that they tried to fix things their way, but it just didn’t work. Maybe you tried to kick the drinking habit on your own, to resolve financial troubles on your own, to shake off the loneliness on your own, but it just didn’t work. In the end you found yourself distressed and distraught, possibly even worse off than when you started.

Beloved, what you really needed was a simple confession. You needed to admit that you were lost on your own, and you needed some outside help. The solution is in our Savior. We cannot fix it without Jesus. The woman with the issue of blood let her faith carry her to her solution. For healing, we have to press our way to the Healer.

No doubt someone reading today has issues. We cannot fix our problems on our own. We’ve got to have faith. And we’ve got to bring that faith to the feet of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He alone is able to carry us through our storms. Faith helps us retain our perspective and see the long-term gains rather than the short-term fixes. The woman with the issue of blood could have given up, faith would not let her. Faith pulled her through the maze of her misery straight through to the “Hem of His garment!”

When we are empty, Jesus is our Supply. When we are distressed, He is our Peace. Jesus invites us to partake of His forgiveness, and power. It is up to us to accept the invitation. How faithful are we? Will we come and touch the hem of His garment, and be made whole?

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