Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 7, 2021

Touching Jesus

“Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”  (Mark 5:34)

“I don’t know if I can take another let down.  I have tried them all. They’ve taken my money, all the while my body grows weaker by the minute.  But the things I’ve heard about Him – “giving sight to the blind, making lame men walk and bringing the dead back to life”.  If He can do those things, I must try – He is my only Hope.”

Imagine the conversation going through her mind that morning. For twelve years her body had suffered with a flow of blood. The treatments the physicians offered only added to her suffering.  She had spent all the money she had and was no better.  In fact, she was growing worse.

If you’ve ever been sick, then you know how your energy level is affected.  You want to do as little as possible.  Yet, instead of staying home that morning and resting – her faith called her to action. She wasn’t able to get into an air-conditioned car and drive to an air-conditioned building. Instead, she walked in the heat.  Desperate to touch Jesus.

She pressed through the crowds and touched his garments. “And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.” (Mark 5:29)

We often read in scripture about people asking Jesus to touch them or heal a loved one – but in this story we see how it was her faith that gave her the ability to touch Jesus.  Sometimes it takes our perseverance in a situation to receive the breakthrough that we’re in dire need of.

Often, we pray and pray over situations, only to see no change. Complete silence from God.  Many times, the situation even gets worse.  We find ourselves overwhelmed with life’s misfortunes.

In seasons of disappointment do you keep living out your faith? Continuing to press on.  Or do you let the frustration of what you assume is an unanswered prayer diminish your motivation?

Pressing through the crowd for us may mean –

Continuing to

  • trust God
  • pray
  • read the Bible
  • attend church
  • live out your faith knowing that God hears your prayers (Jeremiah 29:12-13)

James tells us that faith without works is dead.  (James 2:14) While we know that our works do not earn our salvation.   It takes faith to continue pressing towards Jesus when a prayer has not been answered.  In other words, just because we’ve prayed about a situation and done the right things – doesn’t mean we can give up.  We’re called to live by faith NOT feelings driven by sight.

Her healing came as an act of faith that touched Jesus.

Once you’ve touched Jesus your life will never be the same.

“Father, help us to push past the crowds, and all the problems surrounding us and pursue you above all else.  We need your touch today.”

For His Glory,

Laura Holmes (
TRBC Women’s Life

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