Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. Then Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you." But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me." When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."


Luke 8:43-48

A person with hemorrhages or many other diseases were not to be seen in public. A woman who suffered for many years and received no relief was so desperate to find help since she spent all she had on physicians and they could find not cure her.

She ventured into the crowds who were surrounding Jesus. She made her way thru the crowd to be near Him. When she was close enough, she touched his clothing and her hemorrhage stopped. Because of His powers, Jesus knew someone touched him. Everyone denied touching him but when the woman knew she could not keep it a secret she stepped up and admitted what she did. I am sure she was very afraid to admit this and thought she would be reprimanded. But her faith gave her the strength she needed to admit what she did in order to be healed. Jesus saw her faith and made her well.

Having faith in Jesus is so very important. No matter what we are going through, Jesus is always there for us. He will help you get through the good and the bad and never judge us. 

This bible verse makes me think of my Mom. She had consistent pain for over eight years and no doctor or test could find a cure. She would always ask me if Jesus was listening to her prayers for healing. I told her to keep believing and have faith. He might not answer your prayer today, tomorrow or next month but in his own time. I always encouraged her every day I talked with her. Unfortunately, she was never cured. I am sure because of her faith when she passed away and went to heaven, Jesus opened his arms and wrapped them around her and took the pain away. Always have the faith no matter what because Jesus will always be there for you.

Dear Jesus, During this difficult time for our world, please see the faith we have. Know that we believe in you and are thankful what you did for us on the cross. Amen.