And He said to her, ‘Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.’ The text of our observation shows an immediate response of Jesus, once the woman with the issue of blood came to the altar. Though in Luke 8:46-48 there’s no mention of a physical altar, the woman with the issue of blood presented herself before the altar of Christ. This resulted in her complete and total healing. If we continue to examine this situation, we would see how the exposure of this women resulted in her faith-based peace.
Have you ever had a physical condition or an internal conflict that needed healing or addressing? Often, those areas of our lives can produce tons of shame and feelings of inadequacy. At times, this level of vulnerability can cause us to hide. It also causes us to question God with thoughts like: “Lord, why me?” “how long will this infirmity last” “will I ever get relief” “will I ever make
Looking at scripture, Hebrews 11:1 says, “now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In our previous blog, Faith that Produces … Series, we detailed the meaning and power of faith, as it pertains to Hebrews 11:1. Today, we’re going to highlight hope as it connects to your faith.
I believe it's safe to say that at some point or another – if not every day – you've had your hope in something or someone. This longing, this hope is a natural element that everyone experience.
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