Mark 5:24b-29 (NIV) – A large crowd followed and pressed around him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
“Time after time, God led Israel into impossible circumstances, so that he could lead them out of impossible circumstances… In Exodus 15, he leads them to the undrinkable water of their ‘blood sweat and tears,’ making it sweet for them to drink. There was only one solution to this equation, and that was for the Lord to intervene.” [paraphrased from N. Briggs’ message]
Sometimes God leads us into “tight spaces” in our lives, where there is only one way out. We can exhaust all our options trying to find a solution. But NOW is the time to touch the edge of Jesus’ cloak in faith.
Do you (or someone you know) need this kind of healing moment in your life?
Prayer: Lord, give me the faith to approach Jesus as my only option. Jesus, I thank you that by your stripes I am healed! In Jesus’ name, Amen.