Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:21-22
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Reflections: The woman who suffered from hemorrhage for twelve years did not give up despite the protracted nature of her predicament. She knew that if she could break through the throng and simply touch Jesus’ robe, she would be healed. As astounding as her faith was, it produced the anticipated results. An examination of her action reveals a crucial pillar of faith: her unwavering belief in God’s independent existence. Evidently, she must have acknowledged the paramount existence of Jesus prior to making that audacious decision to act in faith. We learn from the author of Hebrews that it is impossible to please God without faith, and that anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him (Heb 6:10). The term ‘to exist’ alludes to the reality of God, His preeminence and limitless authority. Your conviction that God is real and exists by himself will keep you walking in the realm of faith!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I know and believe that you are real and exist all by yourself.
Confession: God is real and exists all by Himself.