"Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering." Mark 5:29, NIV
Not only did the bleeding stop, but she could physically feel that she was better! Oh, what a blessing the Lord provides to His people when we come to Him with our burdens of life.
I love the word immediately! Some words seem to provide their own definition. Immediately is like that. I’m not left wondering if it happened today, or this week, or even this hour, I know it happened immediately!
I must tell you that I have prayers that have been before the Lord for several years. Some have lasted longer than I can remember. To date I have no answer. I haven’t been told no, but I certainly haven’t been told yes. God has not answered these prayers. So, what good does the word “immediately” do for me with these prayers?
I know as soon as God chooses to answer, it will happen immediately? When God said let there be stars, how quick did it occur? When God said let there be man, how fast did Adam appear? When God said “Peace, be still”, how long was it before the storm died down? When this woman, by faith, touched the hem of Christ’s garment, how fast was she healed? Immediately! Do you understand how fast that it?
So, I know, by the Word of God, by faith, and by personal experience that as soon as God decides to do something, it is as good as done! He acts immediately. He doesn’t need to wait on a committee; He doesn’t have to consult with the angels; He doesn’t have to count His resources, He just does it! Immediately!
Keep praying. His answer is coming! And, when it comes, it will happen immediately!
Oh, Lord, may we touch the hem of Your garment today!