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Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Woman with Issue is Healed .... soon ... By Faith

I was reading my Bible this morning in Job. I've been reading there for awhile now. I came across a verse in Job 16 that referenced Isaiah 50:6. That verse dealt with Jesus being obedient unto death. I then flipped to the New Testament to read about the Crucifixion and resurrection of my blessed Savior keeping in mind that this is Easter weekend. On my way to those readings, I flipped past Luke 8: 41-48, A Woman with Issue Is Healed. I kept flipping but for some reason I was drawn to go back to these verses.

I have read this a thousand times but I felt, as I read it this time, that I could view it as my story. I felt as though it was my promise to come. No, I don't have an issue of blood full flowing for 12 years, but I have had an issue of infertility for 2. I think the faith in this story is what matters, not the condition.

Here is the story (when I say story, I mean true story) from 3 of the gospels.

Luke 8:41-48 (King James Version)

41And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:

42For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

43And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

44Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

47And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.


Matthew 9:18-22 (King James Version)

18While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

22But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.


Mark 5:21-34 (King James Version)

21And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.

22And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

23And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

24And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

25And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

31And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.


No, I don't have a disease I am dying with. But mentally it feels that way at times. It has been said that infertility patients sometimes have depression similar to those who have battled cancer. It is an ongoing thing that is so hard to find relief in aside from the peace from Jesus Christ.

Notice the things I have made bold in print. The woman had been sick for awhile and had spent everything she had on doctors. Sounds familiar to me, how about you? I love my doctor dearly but she is not the person who will make me conceive. She does all that she can do and then it is up to God.

If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

I feel this way myself. I feel as though I am diving through the crowd to just touch the hem of my Savior's garment.

And what happened when she did? She was healed instantly. The Bible doesn't say that she began feeling better, no it was straightway, right then. And she felt her complete healing right then!

Imagine this woman! How awesome would it be to take this leap of faith? To touch this Savior's garment with all faith that you would be healed and for it to actually happen! She must have lived the rest of her life with the words of her Savior echoing in her mind, "Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace."

Is this worth suffering for? I think so. Twelve years she spent suffering and coping with this disease before this healing and yet it brought her to this wonderful experience with Jesus. I think my infertility is worth suffering for because it has brought me closer to my Savior. I think that His answer is awaiting me and that it will be a miraculous experience. I don't know how or when but I claim this promise.

I want to be found touching Jesus' hem. I want to hear Him say, "Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace." And I want to do just that, to go in peace.

It is a scary thing to step out on faith. Yet, I believe in my situation, that's where God is leading me. Total and complete surrender of this situation to Him and His will. I have faith that I will hear His words and be blessed with a precious gift from Heaven in the form of 10 little fingers and 10 little toes.

I claim my faith statement from last month. I believe this will be the month. Most importantly, I believe that no matter what month it is, it WILL (not just can) happen, just in God's time.

Have a great Easter guys and remember the cost of our Salvation. Most importantly, remember that this same Jesus who died a horrible death and arose on the third day .... is the same Jesus who is or can carry you through this down pouring rain of infertility or whatever your struggle is.

3 Remarks:

Samantha

you have great faith, keep believing, thats how you can claim your healing. The Lord will bless you for keeping your faith and your trust in him. You are a great witness for the Lord and I know you will be rewarded for that. I pray the Lord blesses you and answers your prayer. I know he is able to move in our situations and give us te desires of his heart.

psalm 113:9 he maketh the barren women to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Alicia

I love those verses. They tell of God's mercy and amazing ability to heal when all human efforts fail.

Thank you for the Sisterhood blog award, praying for you sister :)

sara

Hope you had a great Easter. Your wonderful faith is such an inspiration to me!