by Sandy Kirby Quandt
The story is told in the Gospel of Mark of a woman who had exhausted her resources in search for a cure to the bleeding she’d endured for countless years. None of the physicians she saw could help. Not only had her resources been depleted, so had her strength. Yet, at the point of her deepest weakness she found hope and healing in Jesus.
Each of us faces weakness in our lives at some point in time, whether it is a physical ailment that debilitates, relational difficulties, or emotional hurts; we all will find our problems beyond what we can handle on our own.
Throughout Jesus’ life on this earth he met people who were weakened by their circumstances. Their weakness led them to seek out Jesus for healing. Our weakness should lead us to seek Jesus’ help first, but often that is not the case.
We may make attempts to heal our wounds through various methods, as the woman with the issue of blood did, but the ultimate healing, just like hers, comes through our encounter with Jesus. When we admit our weakness, it opens our eyes to just how strong he is, and we discover Jesus is more than enough.
Do you find Jesus is the first place you go with your weakness, or do you try to fix things yourself first?
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“She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, ‘If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.’ Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.” Mark 5:27-29 (NLT)
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