I woke up early and rolled over to get out of bed. Immediately, I heard a statement in my spirit.
“God can do what doctors cannot do.”
My mind quickly went to the woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:43-47.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind Him and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, who touched Me?
And Jesus said, somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.
And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
Most of us are familiar with this story. This woman had apparently been to many doctors, so much so that she had spent all the money she had on doctors. Still, they could not help her. She remained in the state of the issue of blood.
She had heard about Jesus and how He healed the sick, she felt if anyone could help her, He could. And she was right.
He didn’t search her out. He didn’t get a word of knowledge about what was going on in her body, He didn’t even know she was there. SHE touched HIM.
The moment she touched Him, He felt it. He knew healing virtue left His body. Then He asked who touched Him. That moment she was made whole.
I love this story.
God can do what doctors cannot do. We see that truth in this story. But it doesn’t end there. He is the same God today – He can still do what doctors cannot.
I am not against doctors, not at all. I go to doctors. I know they have a vital place in our world and many of them are led by God to do what they do. I thank God for doctors.
That being said, they have limits and there are some things they cannot do. In those cases, we as Believers, still have hope. Our hope is in God. Nothing is impossible with Him and all things are possible to those who believe…that is us.
Yes, doctors are good, but we cannot put all our hope and trust in them – for they only know what they know, and they can only do so much. But God…He can do anything.
We must be like the woman with the issue of blood. We must follow Him until we get close enough to touch Him with our faith. Some may say we put too much emphasis on faith, but Jesus said to this woman, “Go in peace, your faith has made you whole.”
The word faith in this scripture simply means a firm belief and reliance in God. That’s all faith is…believing God is who He said He is and will do what He said He would do. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Yet, sometimes, in the midst of a crisis, it is not that simple. I understand that.
For that reason, we must stay in the word of God. Keep our faith built up. Declare His word. Proclaim His promises. In doing so our faith will stay strong. Our belief and trust in Him and His word will be unshakable, and we will know…the God of the impossible. After all, that is exactly who He is yesterday, today and forever more.
Meditate on this!
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee. Jeremiah 32:17