Faith accomplishes great things
My devotion for today is based on a wonderful account of Jesus healing a woman with a bleeding problem no one could cure. I want to focus on Mark 5:2728, "She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, "If I touch even his garments, I will be made well."
This account of Jesus healing the woman is a splendid example of the power of faith. Her faith made her well, for we hear Jesus tell her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease." If you remember this account of healing, she had already been healed. Jesus is confirming the healing.
Her faith was the same type shown by the criminal crucified next to Jesus, the leper, and the centurion. Their faith was not based on knowing that Jesus, being God had to help, but in the hope that he would have mercy on them. Let us have the same faith when we pray to God, "Lord have mercy on me."
Please pray with me; Lord, you know my deepest problems, the problems that torment me. You are the only one who can give me the relief I desperately need. Please help me to trust in you alone. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.