She had enough. She couldn't live like this anymore. She was tired and out of options. It had been twelve long years. But that day, that one significant day, she decided that she was done carrying around the disgrace and shame of her disease. That day, there was something different about her. Something changed inside of her. Although Jewish laws prohibited her from going into public areas because she was “unclean,” she boldly left her sick bed. She didn’t care. She was on a mission. She was off to find the Messiah everyone was talking about. She knew if she only could get close enough, if she could just grab the corner of His garment, that she would be healed.
I wonder how many times she talked herself out of going. But, not this time. She was desperate. She was convinced of what she needed to do, and she pressed toward Jesus with every bit of strength and faith she had left in her.
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
– Luke 8:47-48
Do you need healing? Have you run out of options? Have you grown tired and weary? Don’t lose hope. Jesus has the last word regarding your sickness. I don't care what the doctors say. I don't care what other people who have the same illness say. Jesus has the last word.
Today, determine to say that enough is enough. Choose to let faith rise inside. Don't let anyone or anything stop you. Draw near to Jesus like never before. The closer you get to Jesus, the closer your healing is. Be that woman on a mission!
By his wounds you have been healed.
– 1 Peter 2:24