Issues Of Life: Friday, April 17, 2015Mark 5:25-34 “And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years.” When I look at this woman I see a woman who is not only physically sick, but spiritually sick as well. Her physical sickness was an outcome of issues in her life that caused the blood or the life to leak out of her. Leviticus 17:14 reads “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” Because this woman couldn’t find help for the issues in her life she began dying a slow painful death. She went to many doctors and spent all she had trying to stop the flow on her own, but the scripture says, “she was nothing bettered but rather grew worse.” Many people today have allowed issues in their lives to drain the life out of them. Children that don’t act right, martial problems, financial problems; and when they go to the mirror they see a person similar to this woman, dried up covered up and leaking life. And now you’ve come to a place where like this woman you’re sick and tired. Sick and tired of dealing with the same thing over and over again. Maybe you haven’t exhausted all your resources, but you’ve gone to all your friends and family and still you can’t find help. Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” When this woman heard about Jesus, one who could not only heal her body and rid her of those issues that were causing her pain but restore to her the life she had lost, she determined in her mind to touch him. She didn’t allow the crowd, the person on her left, the person on her right, her family, friends, or anyone to hinder her from touching Jesus. She focused all her heart on Jesus the one who could set her free. Today, I challenge you to be free from the issues in your life and allow the Master to touch you in the areas of your need. I want you like this woman to focus all your heart upon Jesus reach out and touch him and be made whole. It’s just that simple.
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