Thursday, August 26, 2010

Faithful (Brooke Fraser, 2008)

I'm currently doing a Bible study by Priscilla Shirer about the book of Jonah. She asks us to examine how our lives has been life isn't what we though it would be. It led me to reflect on how different people in the Bible lived through the same thing. Can you imagine a twelve year life interruption?

That's what the woman with the issue of blood experienced. For years she lived with the pain and isolation of her condition. It seemed like every attempt to help her had created more suffering. She probably felt forgotten, insignificant, and hopeless. Yet, when she heard Jesus was passing by, she went after him. She pressed through every emotion, experience, and even a huge crowd, to get to Jesus. You see, she needed a miracle. She needed to touch the Savior and receive healing...and nothing was going to stand in her way.

In our hopeless places, we need that kind of faith. Sometimes, it's difficult to see the light or believe that after all this time, God will heal our broken places and situations. But, if we move past our emotions and experiences, if we push through all the chaos and press into the Savior, He has healing just for us! (Matt. 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-47)

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