28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.” – Mark 5:28-29
You don’t hope for what you see, you hope for what is to come.
It was 12 long years of searching, spending and hoping for a cure. A blood disorder that no doctor could find a remedy for. I wonder if she, this lady who had this issue that we read in Mark 5 ever at times gave up? She did have a good reason to stop searching, to give up hope, but she pressed on even into the crowd.
I believe at times we may have an “incurable” type of issue that we might have. Something so big that it’s not within our power to receive or have the questions answered right then and there. God works in mysterious ways, I’ve known of individuals who have gotten instantly delivered from drugs, and alcohol and others who took many years to receive deliverance. We may have to wait, 1, 5, 10 years or longer until, not our search, but our cure, and our Promise is met, and our deliverance is met. We never stop searching, even though we know the One to search for. We must never stop or lose momentum in the waiting, in the pursuing. But simply come to him with the faith that touches His hem.
2. Will I let anything stop me from believing?
Stop and think, what is your “incurable” issue? What is it that you are needing from the Lord today? Is it healing? restoration? deliverance?