Faith in the Master Physician
“And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.’” (Mark 5:34, NASB)
In the verses leading up to this one, we’re told the woman had suffered from a hemorrhage for 12 years. She had gone to many doctors and spent all the money she had to no avail while her condition worsened. As a last resort, she joined the crowd and pressed in to touch the hem of Jesus’ robe. Refusing to give up, she held on to her faith believing that a simple touch would heal her. We see she was rewarded for her faith. Instantly she was healed and left in peace (whole and complete in every area of her life).
I’m sure that in the 12 years she suffered from this disease, she had placed her faith in doctors, treatments, ointments, herbs and spices (medicines) they gave her. Yet, nothing cured her. It took her 12 years to find the Master Physician. Jesus, the Master Physician: (1) never failed or lost a patient (2) always provided a miraculous cure (3) released healing power through a simple touch of His robe (4) did not need to examine her or get her medical history (5) did not need to ask her what she had already tried (6) did not have her wait in the office until He could break free (7) only needed to see her for a brief moment while He was on the way to perform another miracle (8) did not need to prescribe medicines to see if they might work (9) only had to connect with the woman’s faith to heal her.
Child of God, are you tired of the pain and suffering in your life? If so, I encourage you to reach out in faith to the Master Physician. Jesus is still in the miracle business. Seek Him. All it takes is a touch of His robe to be healed. Then you too can go in peace!
Lord, thank You for Your grace and power to heal and restore broken bodies and broken lives. I have faith in You, Jesus, as the Master Physician and know You are all I need. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.