In Luke 8:43 we read the story about a woman having an issue of blood for twelve years who spent all her living on the physicians but still she was not cured. Like this woman you also have issues, you have problems in your life that seems to defy everything that you try. You are hurting, your heart is bleeding from the pain, actually you have faced much issues in life, you had to fight to survive, to break free from the bondage the enemy wanted to put you in, as a matter of fact there are still some issues you are struggling with.
You have reached a crisis point in your life, like this woman you have gotten desperate to see this issue resolved, you have been fighting to break out, to be healed, to be delivered, to be set free but nothing seems to change and right now you don't know what else to do.
This woman heard about Jesus and she determined in her heart that she had to get to him, this woman pushed her way through the crowd to get to touch the hem of Jesus' garment. Here we see action, we all have faith but we need to put it into action for it to work for us, faith without works is dead. It was not the garment that healed her, it was her faith in daring to believe that she could be made whole.
If you know Jesus and have a relationship with Him you are in a good place, or perhaps you are just familiar with him. Whatever it is, all you have to do is see Jesus, reach out to Him in faith. The man at the gate beautiful had an issue, Jairus had an issue, the children of Israel also had many issues but the truth of the matter is that it is only God who can permanently resolve your issues. You don't want a temporary fix for a permanent problem.
As you walk in obedience to His word and believe in Him your issues can be resolved. When the children of Israel obeyed God things went well for them, when they walked in disobedience many issues arose in their lives. It was only as they turned back to God were these issues taken care of.
Don't let the issues of life stop you from living a full life and getting things done, see Jesus, call on Him, He is a present help in times of trouble.
Gillian Mc Donald
A christian teacher who loves to read the word, pray and write articles about christian living, natural health and self improvement