Pushing Through Tight Spots

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Luke 8:46-48, But Jesus said, “Someone touched me. I felt power go out from me.”  When the woman saw that she could not hide, she came forward, shaking. She bowed down before Jesus. While everyone listened, she told why she touched him. Then she said that she was healed immediately when she touched him.  Jesus said to her, “My daughter, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace.”

We’ve all heard this amazing story of the woman who was having a perpetual period, who had spend all her money on doctors and grew worse not better. When she heard about Jesus, she said to herself, “If I can just touch Him, I’ll be healed.” This morning, I’d like to point out the fact that she didn’t just think it and say it, she did it. She was aware that she wasn’t to be in public while she was bleeding. She knew Jesus was surrounded by a lot of people and that she’d have to push through. She was prepared in her mind for what it would take, but imagine for a moment when she got there and Jesus looked so far away. Everyone was trying to get close to Him, to touch Him. She was not the only desperate person in the crowd. She could have stood and looked at the mass of people and thought, “I’ll never get to Him! He’s so far away and look at the wall of people! Jesus, can you just come to me?”

That’s what so many of us do, don’t we? It’s too hard to press through for my healing. Can’t Jesus just send someone to me to lay hands on me? But Jesus said, “You are made well because you believed!” Her faith made her whole. The moment she walked out of her house and walked toward Jesus, she was already healed. She ‘felt’ it when she touched Jesus. Have you reached out past your impossible mindset? Have you reached out past your pain, your discouragement, to touch the Healer today? Jesus healed you when He was beaten (By His stripes you are healed), He’s done everything he will ever do for you. It’s now up to you to believe and receive.

Father, I thank you for the healing power that You provided for me. Everyday, I’m thankful for the blood that heals, saves and delivers me from every sickness and disease that would try to enter my body. I’m not going to sit back and take what the devil dishes out for me! I’m going to walk in my place of healing and proclaim Your Name, Your Blood and Your will for me to be healed. I don’t care what it feels like, looks like or sounds like. Your sacrifice will not be in vain, I will press through my crowded thoughts, my doubt and unbelief until I touch You. I will worship You until You feel the power and virtue go out of You. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen

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