READ: Luke 8:43-48 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.
“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.”
But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.”
When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed.
“Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
If ever there was a woman who knew that it wasn't over yet for her - this woman did! She suffered for 12 long years with constant bleeding. We are told in the gospel of Mark that she had suffered a great deal and was under the care of many doctors and spent all the money she had. Instead of getting better - she was getting worse.
The Word of God tells us that when she "heard" about Jesus and the miracles he was performing, she pushed her way through a crowd that she was not allowed to be in (due to her issue of blood and the laws in place about this). She pushed through because she knew that it wasn't over yet because Jesus could help her!!
Maybe you feel like it's over. Your in a dead-end job, you received a diagnosis that is threatening to steal you life, you suffer in great pain and the joy of life is now gone, your marriage failed, or you made mistakes that you think are unfixable or unforgiveable. There is someone that you can push through to and that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST!! As long as you are HERE present in this world - life is worth fighting for. Your health is worth fighting for. Your purpose is worth fighting for.
There were MANY TIMES in my life where I could have surrendered to what satan was dishing out. I could have said, "ok give me pain pills to help me cope". I could have said, "my life will never be the same again" and maybe I had thoughts like that at times.... but when you have the Holy Spirit inside of you - there is VICTORY on the inside of you and you need to use your words and call it forth. Call it into existence - call it into action.
What are you fighting for? I would like to join you in prayer. I would like to help you to call forth VICTORY in that area in the name of Jesus. Use the form below to send me a private message. God loves you, I love you, and whatever it is - it's worth fighting for!
Let this story behind the song and the song itself encourage you today!
Be encouraged Child of God - VICTORY is yours through Christ!