Suffering. Year after year of suffering. It seems all hope of healing is lost. Then you hear about someone named Jesus; someone who is healing people of their ailments. Could it be true? You’ve tried everything to relieve your pain, seen many doctors, but it seems healing is no closer (Mark 5:26). So much disappointment in the past; so much pain you’ve learned to live with all these years. You’re not sure if you have the energy to reach out, yet Jesus is near.
You say to yourself, “If I only touch His garment, I will get well (Matthew 9:21, NASB).”
It’s too much to come face to face with Him, but you feel you can put out the effort to just touch his cloak. You heard about others touching his cloak and being healed so you decide to give it a try (Matthew 14:36, Luke 6:19).
You press through the crowd of thoughts in your mind that come between you and Jesus. He is within reach. You see him in front of you. He is there. So much effort; so hard to just extend your hand toward Jesus. In the midst of your pain, you reassure yourself to just reach out to Him.
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