As a counselor, I am constantly bombarded with issues and problems. And lately, I have people walk through my office door that really needs someone to tell them to seek Jesus. Sadly, in my profession I cannot talk about God or discuss my views about a man, who can wipe away all your tears and heal you from depression, low self esteem, and or whatever issue it is that you may encounter throughout life. No matter how many degrees I obtain, no matter how many classes I take, no matter how many training, licenses, certification, etc. I realize that I cannot counsel you better than Jesus can. What I love the most about Jesus that even though I cannot talk about him to my clients, that through me he has given me the ability to help people turn their issues around.
This Friday’s Meditation, I have two questions… what is your ISSUE? And are you willing to touch Jesus?
Now a certain woman had a flow of blood [the King James Version say an ISSUE of Blood] for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”
And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
This meditation today is only for those who have issues, so those who think that nothing is wrong with them and that they are perfect they may not understand. But are there some people who share in with me weekly who have some ISSUES? Do you have at least one? And like the woman in the story you have taken that issue to EVERYONE… your mother, grandmother, cousin, best friend, husband, your pastor, a counselor, a psychiatrist, a doctor but no matter who you take it to and no matter what their words of encouragement are… you are STILL dealing with the ISSUE! Has your ISSUE become worse?
See the woman with an issue of blood was dealing with her problem for 12 years. And I hear God saying DON’T WAIT TO TOUCH ME! Some of you have been dealing with your issue for longer than the woman… when will you touch him? This woman was so desperate that she pushed her way through a crowd thinking that if I just touch his garment, I know that I will be well! I don’t know about you but I want to be just as BOLD and full of FAITH as this woman. She PRESSED her way to Jesus and as soon as she touched him she was HEALED! There is an old saying that there is a BLESSING through your PRESSING! And someone needs to begin PRESSING right now. Someone needs to STOP what they are doing and begin to PRESS their way to JESUS!
I think that the most significant part of this scripture is that when she touched His clothes, He knew that someone had touched Him. It was crowded, and I know we have all been in a crowd of some type. And I can imagine that this crowd was thick and people were touching JESUS, probably bumping into him, trying to grab him… but He stopped and said WHO TOUCHED ME?
Someone needs to know today that their issue is that important to JESUS. And no matter how many people are surrounding HIM, praying to him, asking of him… HE STILL CAN FEEL WHEN YOU TOUCH HIM! Your issue is important… and I know there are some people who are around you that may be discouraging you telling you that God is not going to help your issue… that He is too busy helping other people. But God wants you to know today, that HE CAN FEEL YOUR TOUCH! So will you touch Him today!
How long are you going to walk around being cursed, how long are you going to walk around being angry at your mother, how long are you going to walk around being mad at your father, how long are you going to go around trying to cover up your pains of abuse and rape. HOW LONG? How long are you going live in DEPRESSION, how long are you going to live in mediocrity, HOW LONG?
I don’t know about you but today I am going to PRESS my way through to JESUS! I’m tired of these insecurities… I’m tired of these hang ups… I’m tired of my problems showing up every now and then. If I can just touch HIM!
God will feel your touch? And He will stop and listen to your WHOLE STORY in the midst of a crowd just like He did with the woman.
Do yourself a Favor; take your issues to JESUS! He will HEAL YOU!
First God we come to you today asking that you forgive us God for our sins that we have committed on this week. God we ask that you just heal us from out issues, just like you did with the woman with an issue of blood. Today we seek you, we push through the crowd just knowing if you we can just touch your clothes we can be made WHOLE! Lord we are tired of going to other people thinking they can give us an answer. We know that you are the only person who can change this problem that we have been dealing with for years. God we thank you for still being there for us after we have tried so many other remedies. Lord, you are awesome; words cannot describe how much you mean to us. God, we will continue to give you all honor and the glory, Forever! IT is in Jesus name that we Pray today AMEN!
Well family! Be Blessed… Continue to pray for me as I pray for you! Do me a favor? Share this with someone on today…
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