“A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. For she thought, ‘If I just touch His garments, I will get well.’ Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched My garments?’And His disciples said to Him, ‘You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ And He looked around to see the woman who had done this. But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.'” – Mark 5:25-34 (NASB)
How are you? Are you well? Are you ready to face the new day with a heart of expectancy? Are you willing to go forward with a heart that is open to experiencing all that God has for you?
The woman in Mark 5:25-34 was one who had suffered and endured much in her life. For twelve long years, she was plagued with hemorrhaging. Surely, she was drained on so many levels. As such, it may have been hard to wake up and face a new day with a heart of expectancy. It might have been difficult to go forward with a heart that was open. Still, she was determined in her search for something to alleviate her problem.
After having endured much, Scriptures say that the woman heard about Jesus. In learning something about Jesus, she chose to act, going into the crowd behind Him [Jesus Christ] and touching His cloak. The Bible says that she reasoned within herself, thinking, “If I just touch…I will get well.” Her mind, her heart and her life were open to Christ in such a way that she was prepared to expectantly receive that which was for her – healing, peace, and an opportunity to come clean and to become clean. She was also granted with that which she had not asked for, but that was very necessary for her wellness to be realized; she was given the chance to have communion (spiritual fellowship) with Christ.
As you get ready to face the new day, you are encouraged to draw near to Christ. Allow Him to provide you with everything you need to be made well. He alone has all power in His hands; He can and will gift you abundantly with His presence, His power, His peace, and His healing.
Have faith, be well, and face the day with your thoughts centered on the LORD, with your hand stretched out to Him, and with your heart open to receiving His truth.
Challenge: Go forward boldly with courageous faith, touching the heart, mind, and Spirit of Christ.