And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me,
springing from faith in God) has restored you to health.
Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed
from your [distressing bodily] disease.
Can you imagine those who live with chronic pain being freed from it forever? I know plenty of people who would love for this to happen. People look for the cure everywhere except for going to their Father in heaven who can heal. Does He always? No. We will probably never know why. It is not for us to know all of the answers.
The woman had heard of Jesus’ miraculous healing power and out of her desperation, she knew she would probably die if she did not find someone to cure her. If she were a single woman and had spent all of her money on finding a cure, this was her last hope. Getting the courage to touch His robe in the crowd, she knew she could get into trouble if found out. Women were and are still thought of as property. But Jesus did not rebuff her. He wanted her to have faith in telling her story to everyone that she was healed just by touching His robe.
Remember in the Old Testament, Elisha the prophet was like that…people would touch his bones and come alive!
2 Kings 13:21
Father, help us have faith in Your Word. Like the man asking Jesus to heal his daughter, ‘If you can’ and Jesus saying that He can only do it if the man had faith. The father responded, “I believe, help my unbelief’.” We want that. You are our Sovereign God. There is none like You. Thank You for loving us more than anyone on earth ever could. Forgive us and help us to show grace to others. Thank You for always being there and never leaving us. Thank You for second chances! In Jesus’ name, amen.