And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
What prayers are you waiting on? Would you be willing to wait twelve years for God to answer your prayers? In today’s scripture, the woman who bleed for twelve years realized that once she was not able to fix her problems in the flesh, she had to look to the spiritual realm. Once she made the conscious decision to go to the throne, her situation instantaneously changed. This scripture is still relevant today because in certain environments where accomplishments are rewarded, or instant gratification is given for little effort it can be understandable that we want to take matters into our own hands. How do we train ourselves to not be of the world but instead fully walk the path that God has set for us? The key is patience and faith that God will not forsake us. The definition of patience is “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset”, so then we have to ask ourselves do you have the tools to handle the wait? Are we willing to accept God’s path for us? What if our prayers are attached to delay, trouble, or suffering? Would you wait? So, I encourage you to make time today to ask God to help build your capacity to wait and believe in his promises for you.
- What prayers have you been waiting on?
- What happens when we try to fix our situations, without God’s guidance?
- How strong is your faith that your prayers will be answered?