Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Faith Beyond Reason
Is there something in your life that you feel is beyond hope? You can't begin to imagine that anything could ever change it, fix it, or heal it? Is there something going on that makes it so difficult to even make it through the day?
There was a woman who was in just such a situation. She had a terrible problem for 12 years. She used every bit of her money, went to several different doctors, and instead of getting better, she grew worse.
It seemed hopeless...no one could stop her bleeding.
If anyone had a valid reason to lose hope, I think this woman would have every right to...and yet she was able to have faith beyond reason.
The woman heard about Jesus & knew in her heart that if she could only touch His cloak, she would be healed.
So, instead of standing silently in the crowd, making up excuses, feeling sorry for herself because she had suffered so much, wondering, "Why me? What did I ever do to deserve this?" This woman followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit, then she took a step of faith.
She squeezed and pushed her way through the crowd. Slowly, inch by crowd suffocating inch, until she was barely close enough to reach out her hand and touch the cloak of Jesus. Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she had been freed from her suffering.
Jesus told her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." (read Mark 5:25-34)
If you have something going on recently in your life or for many years and have lost hope, pray that you can have the kind of faith that this woman had.
Pray today for this type of , "FAITH BEYOND REASON."