I have always been someone who prides themselves on having everything under control.There are two things wrong with that statement. One is pride, and the other is under control.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized I lived that lie for a long time. Nobody has everything under control. There is a bible story about a woman with the issue of blood. The story is told in the first four books of the New Testament. But I think Luke gives the best account of this story, probably because he was a doctor.
As the story goes, the woman had a issue of blood for twelve years. But she decided to touch Jesus’s clothes in hopes it would heal her.
As soon as the woman touched Christ’s garment, He felt that “virtue had gone out of Him,” and turned around and said, “Who touched me?” The disciples rebuked Jesus by saying, “Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?” Perhaps her touch had been unnoticed and she must have been one of many who touched the Master that day as he walked.
A touch of faith could not be hidden from Him. She confessed it was her. And his loving response was “Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” And instantly she was healed. Today I’ve been dealing with the issue of blood for 4 months. I can’t imagine living like I have for 12 years. I am thankful my healing is on the way. I’m grateful for the lessons I’ve learned these last couple of months.
Lesson 1 I can’t control everything my body does.
Lesson 2 I don’t have everything under control.
I will be honest, this has been the best time of my life and the worst time of my life. But God has sustained me through it all. I’m grateful for my master’s touch. She touched the hem of his garment and he revealed a miracle to her. God has revealed to me that we all have an issue. The key is trusting God to give him our issue and leaving it in his hands. I have decided to place my life in his hands.
My miracle will come on July 19. I’m praying that my surgeon and all involved in my care will know that I’ve touched the hem of his garment and I have faith that this is going to make me whole. I am grateful for the blood. Lesson learned
Luke 6:19: “And the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.”