Many of us are able to share a time in our lives that we felt beat down and beat up both at the same time. Everything seemed to go wrong, we just couldn’t get ahead, people around us moved on in life and left us behind. Life’s battles simply beat us down and left us feeling beat up! I remember this time in my life, despite years of weakness, and I desperately wanted to be healed.
Mark 5:26-29 (TNIV)
26 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. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
We must never cave in or give up when life’s pestering problems plague us. In fact, no problem should ever keep us from God, indeed, no problem should ever keep us from the love of Jesus. He is always there ready to help, ready to walk beside us, to comfort us, to show us the way. All we have to do is embrace Him, surrender, and follow the great healer. We should seek him out like this woman and this synagogue leader did…they sought out the one that they knew could truly heal!
I find it interesting that this woman who had been bleeding for twelve years and was considered unclean in society, a burden and not able to live a normal life…..only HEARD of Jesus! The key is, when she heard of His healing powers…she embraced him in faith! She knew that he was the answer and indeed…..HE WAS. I spent much of my life “knowing” about Jesus…..but it wasn’t until I embraced him, surrendered and followed Him, seeking His wisdom and love….that I was healed. For me, that was back in the 80’s….today I AM FREE!
All those years were weakening me, weakening my body, heart, mind and soul…….but they disappeared. I, just like this woman, felt the difference and knew not only that the pain had stopped in my life, but that I was completely healed of my past. I can only tell you that it was a moment of great joy!
If you are FREE…….share your freedom and continue to embrace it! If you are tempted to give up on people or on your situation, situations that have not changed for many years……recognize that you CAN be FREE. God, indeed, Jesus, can change the unchangeable of any situation. Jesus can give you new hope…..in HIM, you CAN find healing.
Personally coming to Jesus is the REAL secret of peace and healing in your life. Connect with Him, embrace Him, seek him out like Jarius the Synagogue leader and this woman did….indeed…..like I and many others have done.