Your Faith in Me

“Your Faith in Me”

Luke 8:43‭-‬48 TPT
In the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered greatly for twelve years from slow bleeding. Even though she had spent all that she had on healers, she was still suffering. Pressing in through the crowd, she came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of his garment. Instantly her bleeding stopped and she was healed.
Jesus suddenly stopped and said to his disciples, “Someone touched me. Who was it?”
While they all denied it, Peter pointed out, “Master, everyone is touching you, trying to get close to you. The crowds are so thick we can’t walk through all these people without being jostled.”
Jesus replied, “Yes, but I felt power surge through me. Someone touched me to be healed, and they received their healing.”
When the woman realized she couldn’t hide any longer, she came and fell trembling at Jesus’ feet. Before the entire crowd she declared, “I was desperate to touch you, Jesus, for I knew if I could just touch even the fringe of your garment I would be healed.”
Jesus responded, “Beloved daughter, your faith in me released your healing. You may go with my peace.”

I have added italics throughout the text for emphasis on the action of the woman’s faith. The woman in the story was very sick but saw a way to be healed. She didn’t stop until she got what her heart came for and her body needed: Jesus.
As the woman reached toward Jesus, she met the Healer and the result was instant wholeness! So bold was her faith and accompanying action that Jesus took notice and called her out among the large crowd. He uncovered and displayed her faith and then confirmed that He had met her faith with His healing. What a life-changing moment!

Each one of us has been given a measure of faith and we are responsible to use it. What have you done with your faith lately? Is your faith outstanding and is Jesus turned toward it?

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