Mathew 9:22 – Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.
I’ve just started a new job (actually pretty much the same job just a different location) anyway during my move I came across a couple of rulers I must have picked up at a trade show. I set them aside for a while and then picked them trying to decide if I needed them. They were made of a very flexible plastic and I could almost bend one in half without breaking it. I then turned one and tried to bend it side to side. Now, I was dealing with much more resistance and it obviously wouldn’t bend at all. It was the same object but one “viewpoint“, was much stronger than the other. The thinner objective was much easier to bend and probably would have broken, if that was my purpose. The other being thicker across the surface did not bend at all.
Our faith works in much the same way. If we put on our “Christian hat” once a week and that’s it, our faith will be much easier to bend and eventually break. However, if we live our lives for Christ on a daily basis our faith is much stronger and hopefully unwavering.
In the verse above this woman, was sick for12 years, yet her faith in Jesus was so strong that she knew that just by touching His garment she would be healed. His promise throughout the Bible and to us is to reward those who have such faith. It is important to note that this faith must be based on our acceptance of his plan and not our own selfish needs. When we are able to do this our faith increases immeasurably.
1 John 5:14 – And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.