- Mark 5:24–34
Mark 5:24 - 34 (NASB)
24And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
25A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years,
26and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse—
27after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.
28For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.”
29Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
30Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”
31And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” (why did Jesus ask this question?)
32And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.
33But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
Here is what Jesus did for the woman:
- He wanted the woman to publicly acknowledge her healing, because by doing so she would be declared ceremonially clean to the public. Her life and reputation would be restored. (Leviticus 15:25-27)
- She would not have been permitted to enter the temple for Jewish religious ceremonies. According to the Law, anything or anyone she touched became unclean as well.
Luke 8:47When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.
- Mark 5:33But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
b. He healed her body, soul, and spirit. (v.34)
Mark 5:29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
- Isaiah 53:5 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
- He publicly restored her personal dignity and confidence by calling her “daughter”.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace…..”
- God wants us well emotionally, as well as physically, spiritually.
John 14:27 (NLT) 27“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
1. How do I have faith when Jesus seems to be ignoring me?
Genesis 32:26 (NLT) 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
Luke 18:1 - 7 (NLT)
1One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people.
3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’
4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people,
5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”
6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.
7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
2. What do I do when I don’t get what I want from the Lord?
Habakkuk 3:17 - 19 (NLT) 17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,
- yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
- The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.
- How do I deal with my depression and discouragement?
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace…..”---God wants us well
emotionally, as well as physically, spiritually. Philippians 4:6 – 7; 1 Samuel 30:6; Jude 1:20