While I read today’s entry in my friend Renee Fisher’s new devotional book, I thought of readers who’ve emailed me to share struggles in relationships or with single life — people who have felt rejected, dejected, alone.
If you’re among them, I hope this excerpt from Renee’s book brings you hope:
Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering. – Mark 5:34
There was a woman in the Bible who bled for more than thirteen years. She wanted to be set free. Amidst a crowd of people, instead of asking for help, she decided to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. When Jesus realized that healing power had gone out from him, he immediately asked who had touched him.
I wrote this poem for a friend who needed to feel Jesus’ touch. Read it as if he is speaking directly to you today:
I can see behind the look in your eyes, something that goes much deeper
Than the smile on your face.
You long to be thought of as worthy.
The things you once thought would bring happiness and fulfillment
Have become your prison bars that separate you from your own freedom.
But there is a way out.
A man stands in front of you, with your freedom.
Will you notice him? Will you realize he is there? And cares for you like no other?
There is a way out. Put your hope in Him, and watch Him set you free.
Free from all the things that entangle you, disappoint you, and leave you insecure.
To the freedom you always wanted, thought you had, and can possess.
Will you choose to be set free?
Thomas said, “It is okay to ask for help.”
I ask for your help. No matter if I am bold or timid—help me to have the faith to believe. I’m ready for a fresh start with you today. Amen.
Question: Do you need a touch from God?
To Read Further: Mark 5:24-35
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