There are so many issues that we are faced with everyday. These issues can be stressful, time consuming and troublesome. In Luke chapter 8 there is a woman who is seeking out Jesus because she had a medical issue. For twelve years, she suffered with continual bleeding and could find no cure. The Bible says that she spent all her money seeking out doctors who couldn’t heal her. Imagine having any issue for twelve long years and no one could help you. This woman was in a crowd of people and found out that Jesus was in her vicinity. Can you picture this woman pressing her way to Jesus? The Bible says that when she reached Him, she reached out, touched His robe and immediately the bleeding stopped.
“Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.” Luke 8:44
The passage goes on to state that Jesus immediately knew someone had touched Him. So many times we are waiting for a touch from God, yet when was the last time we touched Him? This woman, who had this issue, had an urgency within her. Jesus said that He felt healing power leave His body. Many times we wait around for something to happen when we should be in a hurry to reach out for God. When this woman pressed past how she felt and reached out and touched Him, she was immediately healed. This took extreme courage for she was in a bloody, shameful state.
My friends we must to learn to put away pride, our past failures at resolving issues and reach out to God. The level that God operated in this woman’s life is how God wants to operate in our lives. He wants our issues to be healed, restored and made whole. It is because of this woman’s faith, He was able to do this. In verse 8 Jesus said to her, “your faith has made you well.” God is our help in times of trouble. It doesn’t matter what the issues are. There is no issue too big for God. He is there waiting for us to relinquish it. It’s time we reached out and touched God with every issue we have. Every fear, doubt and apprehension must be laid down so when we touch Him, it’s in complete faith.